A session with Dexter Gordon and Max Roach is the breakthrough with the full-blown, energetic Powell style on display. From here on there is no doubt of his authority. The second CD features some prime Fats Navarro trumpet. Sonny Stitt doesn't quite have his Charlie Parker-inspired alto style together, but he comes up with some worthy ideas.
Sonny Stitt plays tenor on a couple of dates, reverting to a Lester Young feel. Many tracks are one wonderful trio chorus after another with Max Roach, Powell's most compatible drummer. Cd I: 1. You Talk A Little Trash; 2. Floogie Boo; 3. I Don't Know; 4. Gotta Do Some War Work; 5.
My Old Flame; 6. Sweet Lorraine; 7. Echoes Of Harlem; 8. Honeysuckle Rose; 9. Roll 'Em; Smack Me; Royal Garden Blues; The Man I Love; Reverse The Charges; September In The Rain; Long Tall Dexter; Dexter Rides Again; I Can't Escape From You; Dexter Digs In; You're Not The Kind; My Kinda Love. Cd Ii: 1. Jay Bird; 2. Jay Bird Alt Take ; 3.
Coppin' The Bop; 4. Jay Jay; 5. Mad Bebop; 6. Bebop In Pastel; 7. Fool's Fancy; 8. Bombay; 9. Ray's Idea; Serenade To A Square; Good Kick; Seven Up; Blues In Bebop; For the occasion, they were joined by guitarist Grant Green , forming something of an organ combo supergroup. Patterson 's excellent regular drummer Billy James rounded out the quartet. The ten tracks they made together -- four of them found on the original LP, six others added to later editions -- were not the crowning achievement for any of the principals, but they still stand in the front ranks of organ jazz.
Three of the LP's tracks clock in at over eight minutes, providing lots of room for stretching out. Patterson 's title track -- a classic, driving soul-jazz theme -- is the highlight. Irving Berlin 's "Alexander's Ragtime Band" surprisingly becomes a vehicle for impressive solos from the three lead players, once they get through stating the corny melody.
Stitt Plays Bird - Sonny Stitt. Loose Walk - Sonny Stitt. The Champ - Sonny Stitt. This Is Always Mister Son Propapagoon Dancing On The Ceiling Everyone Does Just You Just Me Ko-Ko A Minor Sax Lover Man Reed And A Half How High The Moon I'll Tell You Later Look For The Silver Lining Easy Living It's Hipper Than That
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