Lem Winchester

Winchester Special + Another Opus (2Lps on 1Cd) (FSRCD 733)

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Winchester Special + Another Opus (2Lps on 1Cd)

Lem Winchester

Fresh Sound Records

8427328607339

ABS 135217

FSRCD 733

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Winchester Special + Another Opus (2Lps on 1Cd)

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Vibist Lem Winchester (1928-1961) seemed well on the way to a promising jazz career when he made these two straight-ahead, bop-flavoured albums in 1959-60 with some of the leading lights in the music at the time. Influenced by Milt Jackson, he was also evolving his own sound and approach to the instrument. That much is evident in his playing on the first, “Winchester Special”, with Benny Golson in fine form on tenor and an excellent rhythm section in pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Art Taylor. For “Another Opus”, arguably his best recorded album, Winchester was teamed with flautist and tenor saxophonist Frank Wess and the delectable piano of Hank Jones in a rhythm section completed by bassist Eddie Jones and drummer Osie Johnson. The vibist is particularly inventive on Like Someone In Love, responds imaginatively to Oliver Nelson’s The Meetin’ and plays with spirit and warmth on his own originals. But the end was nigh; an accident with a revolver wrote the final chapter on January 13, 1961.

PERSONNEL
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[1-6] from the 12-inch album Winchester Special (New Jazz 8223)
BENNY GOLSON, tenor sax
LEM WINCHESTER, vibraphone
TOMMY FLANAGAN, piano
WENDELL MARSHALL, bass
& ARTHUR TAYLOR, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on September 25, 1959.

[7-11] from the 12-inch album Another Opus (Prestige/New Jazz 8244)
FRANK WESS, flute, tenor sax
LEM WINCHESTER, vibraphone
HANK JONES, piano
EDDIE JONES, bass
& GUS JOHNSON, drums
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on June 4, 1960.

TRACKS:
01. Down Fuzz
02. If I Were a Bell
03. Will You Still Be Mine
04. Mysticism
05. How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
06. The Dude
07. Another Opus
08. Blues Prayer
09. The Meetin’
10. Like Someone In Love
11. Both Barrels