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This meeting of jazz immortals (but don't take them for granted! they're too vitally essential to deserve sentencing to some other, non-earthly realm) includes some unlikely super heroes--creative giants who may not be featured in the jazz history book as prominently as Benny Carter, Phil Woods, Coleman Hawkins, and Joe Jones but who have earned their wings nonetheless. Charlie Rouse was one of the most flexible voices on tenor of the past century. He appeared on all 8 of the albums Thelonious Monk made for Columbia Records after becoming one of the music's most publicized stars. No tenor player--not John Griffin, Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane--adapted to Monk's playful elliptical lines as readily as Rouse. But he also shone brightly in the ensemble he formed with Julius Watkins (French horn)--an unusual yet tuneful and swinging group, called Les Jazz Modes. Although the discography under his own name is relatively short, he never made a bad album (unlike, for example, Hawk, who simply experienced the erosion of his chops in his last several years). A stellar Rouse performance is "Weirdo" from the album "Takin' Care of Business," one of the best tenor solos on record.Read more ›
Benny Carter's contribution to jazz has long been under-rated. Few jazz musicians had a career that spanned so many decades. He is the Renaissance man of jazz, the one who could seemingly do it all.
This early 60's session finds him in the company of his long time friend and associate, Coleman Hawkins, another master of the art.
Throw in Charlie Rouse and Phil Woods (that's just the horns) plus Jo Jones and you have a date that swings from first note to last.
As a bonus, there is another mid-sixties date added to this package.
While not as essential as the Further Definitions session, it does feature some nice writing by Benny.
There is also some strong playing by the likes of Teddy Edwards, Buddy Collette and Bill Hood.
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This is a rolling band!!! Every tune is terrific and the recording is dead on.Published 3 months ago by Douglas R. Barker
This is a splendid CD with marvellous musicians performing magnificently.Published 14 months ago by C. M. Thorn
This "Impulse" A-9116. Recorded March, 2/4, 1966, Stero
Excellent condition (jacket and Sleeve)
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Impulse! may have made its name as an avant-gaurd jazz label. But when ABC-Paramount was just opening the black and orange doors around 1961, Impulse had Quincy Jones, Ray... Read morePublished on December 28, 2009 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
Alto saxophonist Benny Carter is a legend in the same cannon as Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins. Like Webster and Hawkins, who are friends of his and have played with him in the... Read morePublished on November 30, 2008 by Transfigured Knight
Since other comments gave more or less my opinion of this two-in-one CD, let me just add in my mother tongue da je rijec o jednom od najljepsih i najelegantnijih primjera... Read morePublished on October 2, 2007 by Nikica Gilic