Thursday, July 12, 2012

Presenting Ernie Henry [repost]

Altoist Ernie Henry's first of three sessions as a leader, all of which were made within 16 months of his premature death, served as a strong debut. Joined by trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Art Taylor, Henry — who always had a distinctive tone — performs five of his boppish originals, plus "Gone With the Wind" and "I Should Care." Throughout the date, Henry hints strongly at the great potential he had. This set has thus far only been reissued by the OJC series on LP.
Scott Yanow

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Ernie Henry
Presenting Ernie Henry


1 Gone With the Wind (Magidson, Wrubel) 3:24
2 Orient (Henry) 5:10
3 Free Flight (Henry) 5:48
4 Checkmate (Henry) 5:55
5 Active Ingredients (Henry) 5:03
6 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston) 5:07
7 Cleo's Chant (Henry) 8:21

Ernie Henry - as
Kenny Dorham - tp
Kenny Drew - p
Wilbur Ware - b
Art Taylor - dr

Recorded in New York City ; August 23 & 30, 1956.


alfredlion said...

Many thanks for this and all your posts. I greatly appreciate all your hard work. I love this record. I have an old vinyl copy but it'll be nice to hear it in hi-fi.

Thanks again for all your generosity

cooljazz said...

Merci pour ce disque d'un musicien exceptionnel.

neil said...

Don't Know Ernie, but oo-wee! what a line-up!
Thanks, Melanchthon...

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

jazzlover said...

Ernie is new for me,I will see,many thx Melanchthon.

Eric said...

Would it be possible to re-upload the first half of this? Thank you.

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you. Great!

Baron said...

Thanks Mel - time to catch up on Henry.

Bhowani said...

mon vieux Lp va pouvoir se reposer
merci pour lui

grumpy said...

Thanks, Mel.I too can retire my vinyl.

rubberduck said...

Many thanks, Mel

Frasco said...

Thank you very much for this rare material!

Bill said...

Thank you, Mel, great Dorham too.