Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Originally released as two LPs and then a two-LP set, tenorman Wardell Gray's Prestige recordings are now available as two CDs that have been expanded by the inclusion of alternate takes only previously available on the collector's Misterioso label. The music on this particular CD is taken from two sessions: a quartet outing with pianist Al Haig, bassist Tommy Potter, and drummer Roy Haynes, and a sextet session with pianist Sonny Clark, vibraphonist Teddy Charles, and the young altoist Frank Morgan. The former date is highlighted by the famous "Twisted," which Annie Ross would soon record in a vocalese version. This CD actually has four versions of "Twisted" along with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Originally released as two LPs and then a two-LP set, tenorman Wardell Gray's Prestige recordings are now available as two CDs that have been expanded by the inclusion of alternate takes only previously available on the collector's Misterioso label. The music on this particular CD is taken from two sessions: a quartet outing with pianist Al Haig, bassist Tommy Potter, and drummer Roy Haynes, and a sextet session with pianist Sonny Clark, vibraphonist Teddy Charles, and the young altoist Frank Morgan. The former date is highlighted by the famous "Twisted," which Annie Ross would soon record in a vocalese version. This CD actually has four versions of "Twisted" along with seven of "Southside", so there is a bit of repetition, but the great tenor Wardell Gray is heard throughout in prime form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/1996
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218605021
  • Catalog Number: 50
  • Sales rank: 76,693

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Twisted (3:06)
  2. 2 Twisted (2:44)
  3. 3 Twisted (3:28)
  4. 4 Twisted (3:16)
  5. 5 Easy Living (4:24)
  6. 6 Easy Living (4:38)
  7. 7 Southside (3:22)
  8. 8 Southside (2:52)
  9. 9 Southside (2:42)
  10. 10 Southside (3:11)
  11. 11 Southside (3:15)
  12. 12 Southside (2:47)
  13. 13 Southside (2:12)
  14. 14 Sweet Lorraine (4:07)
  15. 15 So Long Broadway (3:12)
  16. 16 Paul's Cause (2:58)
  17. 17 The Man I Love (3:10)
  18. 18 Lavonne (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wardell Gray Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Charles Vibes
Sonny Clark Piano
Al Haig Piano
Frank Morgan Alto Saxophone
Tommy Potter Bass
Roy Haynes Drums
Larance Marable Drums
Art Mardigan Drums
John Richardson Bass
Dick Nivison Bass
Phil Hill Piano
Technical Credits
Teddy Charles Contributor
Sonny Clark Contributor
Wardell Gray Composer
Al Haig Contributor
Frank Morgan Contributor
Tommy Potter Contributor
Roy Haynes Contributor
Philip Hill Contributor
Larance Marable Contributor
Art Mardigan Contributor
Johnny Richardson Contributor
Dick Nivison Contributor
Joe Tarantino Remastering
Phil Hill Contributor
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