The Rocking Tenor Sax of Eddie Chamblee

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Though by no means an innovator or virtuoso on par with the great tenor saxophonists of the mid-'60s, Eddie Chamblee deserved better than the relative obscurity which proved his fate. His aptly titled 1964 Prestige label debut The Rocking Tenor Sax of Eddie Chamblee finds him blowing with a leering, bump-and-grind swagger more ideally suited to a roadhouse strip joint than an uptown jazz club -- fittingly enough, he performed in the Brigitte Bardot opus And God Created Woman. In tandem with organist Dayton Selby and drummer Al Griffin, he tears through scintillating readings of "The Honeydripper" and "Champin'." The trio fares less successfully on down-tempo material like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Though by no means an innovator or virtuoso on par with the great tenor saxophonists of the mid-'60s, Eddie Chamblee deserved better than the relative obscurity which proved his fate. His aptly titled 1964 Prestige label debut The Rocking Tenor Sax of Eddie Chamblee finds him blowing with a leering, bump-and-grind swagger more ideally suited to a roadhouse strip joint than an uptown jazz club -- fittingly enough, he performed in the Brigitte Bardot opus And God Created Woman. In tandem with organist Dayton Selby and drummer Al Griffin, he tears through scintillating readings of "The Honeydripper" and "Champin'." The trio fares less successfully on down-tempo material like "Softly, As I Leave You" and the closing "Little Things Mean a Lot" -- it's not without good reason that the cover spells out "Rocking" entirely in capital letters. [The Rocking Tenor Sax of Eddie Chamblee was reissued in conjunction with Victor Japan's excellent Soul Jazz Collection campaign.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1998
  • Label: Jvc Japan
  • EAN: 4988002375172
  • Catalog Number: 60230

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Honeydripper (3:08)
  2. 2 You'll Never Walk Alone (4:24)
  3. 3 Softly as I Leave You (4:03)
  4. 4 Bye Bye Blackbird (4:27)
  5. 5 Champin' (2:39)
  6. 6 Skang! (6:05)
  7. 7 Soon (3:11)
  8. 8 Little Things Mean Alot (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Chamblee Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Alex Griffin Drums
Technical Credits
Ozzie Cadena Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Ray Henderson Composer
Hiroshi Kawasaki Mastering
Mort Dixon Composer
Edith Lindeman Composer
Carl Stutz Composer
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