Leo Wright

Blues Shout + Suddenly Blues (EJC 11444)

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Blues Shout + Suddenly Blues

Leo Wright

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559468244

EJC 162896

EJC 11444

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

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Never a star, but always a wonderful player to listen to, alto saxophonist and flutist Leo Wright is best remembered for his extensive work as a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s quintet in the 1950s. Presented here in their entireties and Wright’s first and second albums as a leader: Blues Shout (Atlantic SD-1358) and Suddenly the Blues (Atlantic SD-1393), both of which find him in the company of illustrious accompanists, such as Junior Mance, Kenny Burrell, and Ron Carter.

PERSONNEL:

  • Leo Wright - alto sax & flute
  • On all tracks, plus:
  • [1-8]: BLUES SHOUT
  • On tracks [5-8]:
  • Richard Williams - trumpet
  • Junior Mance - piano
  • Art Davis - bass
  • Gigi Gryce - conductor on 5-6
  • New York, May 25, 1960
  • On tracks [1-4]:
  • Same personnel except Harry Lookofsky, violin replaces Richard Williams
  • Gigi Gryce, conductor
  • New York, August 29, 1960.
  • [9-17]: SUDDENLY THE BLUES
  • Kenny Burrell - guitar
  • Ron Carter - bass
  • Rudy Collins - drums
  • New York, April 23, 1962.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Sigi
  • 02. Angel Eyes
  • 03. Autumn Leaves
  • 04. Indian Summer
  • 05. Blues Shout
  • 06. A Night in Tunisia
  • 07. The Wind
  • 08. Two Moods

  • 09. A Felicidade
  • 10. Greensleeves
  • 11. Gensel’s Message
  • 12. The Wiggler
  • 13. Tali
  • 14. Dionysos
  • 15. Sassy Lady
  • 16. Willow Weep for Me
  • 17. Suddenly the Blues
  • Total Time: 75:26 min.