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by Philly Joe Jones

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This is a particularly interesting hard bop-oriented set led by drummer Philly Joe Jones. Most unusual is "Gwen," a Jones ballad that has the leader on both piano and (via overdubbing) drums in a trio with bassist Jimmy Garrison. Otherwise, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, trombonist Julian Priester, tenor saxophonist Bill Barron, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, either Dolo Coker or Sonny Clark on piano, Garrison, and Jones form a septet that performs modern tunes by Barron, Priester, and Jones, in addition to "I'll Never Be the Same" and Philly Joe's feature on "Gone" (based on the Miles Davis/Gil Evans interpretation of "Porgy and Bess"). A well-conceived, diverse, and recommended CD reissue.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218648424
catalogNumber: 484
Rank: 57974

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Philly Joe Jones   Primary Artist,Piano,Drums
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Clark   Piano
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Julian Priester   Trombone
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Bill Barron   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Coker   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Pepper Adams   Contributor
Sonny Clark   Contributor
Blue Mitchell   Contributor
Julian Priester   Contributor
Jimmy Garrison   Contributor
Bill Barron   Contributor
Charles Coker   Contributor
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jack Higgins   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes
DuBose Heyward   Composer

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