Chill Morn He Climb Jenny

Chill Morn He Climb Jenny

by Bill McHenry


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Chill Morn He Climb Jenny

With so many young artists focusing exclusively on recording their workable though usually not particularly memorable originals, veteran trumpeter John McNeil, who knows something about composing lasting songs, decided to focus instead on overlooked songs in his second recorded meeting with tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Jochen Rueckert, taped live at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City. Although "Moonlight in Vermont" is considered a standard, McNeil gives it an eerie Oriental introduction with McHenry droning on held notes before taking it to more familiar ground. Their explorations of pianist Russ Freeman's twisted Lennie Tristano-like "Batter Up" and his infectious Latin rhumba "Maid in Mexico" are full of humor. It's likely that McNeil learned Thad Jones' "Three and One" while he was a member of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, but in any case, the quartet's upbeat treatment, highlighted by McNeil's playful solo, demonstrates that this jazz standard is in good hands. Trumpeter Wilbur Harden is nearly forgotten today, though his loping composition "Wells Fargo" deserves to be played more often; the bandmembers take their time savoring this overlooked gem. In addition to enjoying the great music, puzzle fans will have fun trying to decode this CD's anagram title in their spare time.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2010
Label: Sunnyside
UPC: 0016728126823
catalogNumber: 281268

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill McHenry   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
John McNeil   Trumpet
Jochen Rueckert   Drums
Joe Martin   Bass

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Russ Freeman   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Wilbur Harden   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Christopher Drukker   Graphic Design
Edward Eliscu   Composer
John Blackburn   Composer
Karl Suessdorf   Composer
Michael Perez-Cisneros   Engineer
Jonathan Jacobi   Engineer
Lolly Bienenfeld   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
William McHenry   Cover Art

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