Monday, November 1, 2010

Gigi Gryce feat. Richard Williams

Altoist Gigi Gryce's next to last album before permanently dropping out of jazz has been reissued on this CD. With trumpeter Richard Williams, pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Julian Euell, and drummer Mickey Roker also part of what was a working quintet, Gryce (underrated as a soloist and a particularly strong composer) had one of his finest bands. The group swings its way through two of Gryce's lesser-known originals and three then-recent obscurities. Interesting and generally fresh straight-ahead jazz.
Scott Yanow
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-rat-race-blues-r39546

Gigi Gryce
Feat.
Richard Williams
The Rat Race Blues

Tracks

1 The Rat Race Blues (Gryce) 6:35
2 Strange Feelin' (Finch) 7:45
3 Boxer's Blues (Gryce) 6:58
4 Blues in Bloom (Mapp) 7:44
5 Monday Through Sunday (Mapp) 11:09

Personnel
Gigi Gryce - as
Richard Williams - tp
Richard Wyands - p
Julian Euell - b
Granville "Mickey" Roker - dr

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; June 7, 1960

6 comments:

Melanchthon said...

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Collectionist said...

Thanks for this Mel - Gigi Gryce is not that well known.

grumpy said...

Thanks Mel for a welcome upgrade.

Kovina Kris said...

I only have one album by Gigi Gryce as a leader. Thanks for making it two!

neil said...

Thanks, once again, for the opportunity to upgrade, Mel...

woolfnotes said...

I have a particular interest in these. Is there any chance of uploading them to Zippy?