Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tiny Grimes - Callin' the Blues

This CD is a straight reissue of the original LP. Guitarist Tiny Grimes, who led three albums for Prestige and Swingville from 1958-59, welcomed two extroverted horn players (tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and veteran trombonist J.C. Higginbotham), plus pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Osie Johnson, to his heated session. The group plays three original blues and "Airmail Special." Although J.C., who had a long decline, sounds a bit past his prime, plenty of sparks fly throughout the date, particularly from Grimes and Lockjaw.
Scott Yanow

Source :
Tiny Grimes
Callin' the Blues


1 Callin' the Blues (Crawley, Grimes) 8:42
2 Blue Tiny (Crawley, Grimes) 11:34
3 Grimes' Times (Crawley, Grimes) 11:20
4 Air Mail Special (Christian, Goodman, Mundy) 7:33

Tiny Grimes - g
J. C. Higginbotham - tb
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - ts
Ray Bryant - p
Wendell Marshall - b
Osie Johnson - dr

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; July 18, 1958.


BlueNote97 said...

¡Hola Melanchthon!

I enjoyed a lot Tiny Grime's guitare.
The whole CD is really beautiful. Thank you very much for this and for all your efforts.

Melanchthon said...

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

rog said...

Excellent Mel ! Rockin' that bluesy jazz... Thank you.

jazzcat1228 said...

Very nice album. Thank you for sharing Mel! Tiny Grimes was not considered an innvovative player, but many, he could play a nice swinging, bluesy line.