Paul Quinichette

Like Basie (MQP1112)

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Like Basie

Paul Quinichette

United Artists

094636750125

MQP 117255

MQP1112

JAZZ

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Like Basie

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Paul Quinichette - leader and tenor sax
Al Grey - trombone
Harry "Sweets" Edison, Snooky Young, Dick Vance, Shad Collins - trumpets
Jo Jones - drums
Eddie Jones - bass
Freddie Green - guitar
Nat Pierce - piano

1. JUMP THE BLUES AWAY - 5:30
2. JUMP FOR ME - 6:30
3. LIKE BASIE - 5:45
4. THE HOLY MAIN - 8:00
5. BIG D - 4:45
6. P.Q. - 5:40

Paul Quinichette was nicknamed "The Vice Pres" because his tone and style in the '50s were so similar to those of Lester Young (called "Pres"). Most of Quinichette's recordings from that decade are readily available, but Like Basie did not reappear until 2006. This set features the tenor-saxophonist with Count Basie sidemen both past and present including four trumpeters and trombonist Al Grey. Unfortunately, the liner notes do not identify which trumpeter solos played where, although Harry "Sweets" Edison is always very distinctive. Quinichette might have been derivative but he always showed enthusiasm and skill in being creative within the Lester Young approach and this is a fine and formerly obscure effort.