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Born in New Orleans, saxophonist Pony Poindexter (1926-1988) was a much respected but scarcely recorded musician who played in the orchestras of Billy Eckstine and Lionel Hampton in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. Like nearly all of the saxophonists of his generation, he was clearly infl uenced by Charlie Parker. Quickly assimilating the complexities of bebop, he made a name for himself on the West Coast. Poindexter played with the Wes Montgomery group in 1959, but his big break occurred in 1961, when he started a two-year engagement with the vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. This relative fame allowed him to cross the Atlantic in 1964. Released in 1962, Pony’s Express (Epic LA-16035) marked one of his few albums as a leader, and fi nds him in the distinguished company of such stars as Eric Dolphy, Dexter Gordon and Pepper Adams.
PONY POINDEXTER, alto & soprano sax (also vc on 8) on all tracks, plus:
ERIC DOLPHY, PHIL WOODS, SONNY RED, GENE QUILL (as),
DEXTER GORDON, CLIFFORD JORDAN, JIMMY HEATH, BILLY MITCHELL,
SAL NISTICO (ts), PEPPER ADAMS (bar), GILDO MAHONES,
TOMMY FLANAGAN (p), RON CARTER, BILL YANCEY (b),
ELVIN JONES, CHARLIE PERSIP (d).
New York, February-May, 1962.
*From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.
**Bonus tracks: Pony Poindexter (as), Wes Montgomery (g),
Buddy Montgomery (p), Monk Montgomery (b), Louis Hayes (d).
Los Angeles, October 1, 1959.TRACKS
01 CATIN’ LATIN
02 SALT PEANUTS
04 STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE
06 “B” FREQUENCY
07 MICKEY MOUSE MARCH
08 BASIN STREET BLUES
09 PONY’S EXPRESS
11 ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM
12 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER *
13 SUMMERTIME **
14 MONK’S SHOP **
15 FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE **
16 RENIE **
TOTAL TIME: 67:30 Min.