Saturday, May 16, 2015

Leroy Vinnegar Walks Again !!

The follow-up to Leroy Vinnegar's first Contemporary album, this CD reissue matches the excellent bassist (who is mostly content to back the other soloists) with trumpeter Freddy Hill, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, Victor Feldman on piano and vibes and drummer Ron Jefferson for four of the seven selections; the other numbers also use Hill and Edwards along with pianist Mike Melvoin, vibraphonist Roy Ayers (at the beginning of his career) and drummer Milt Turner. The set (which has three originals by Vinnegar, Edwards' "Wheelin' and Dealin'," Don Nelson, Les McCann and Freddie Hubbard in addition to the one standard "I'll String Along with You") helps define the modern mainstream of the early '60s, when cool jazz was being replaced by hard bop.
Scott Yanow

Source :

Leroy Vinnegar
Walks Again !!


1 Hard to Find (Vinnegar)  6:48
2 Down Under (Hubbard)  4:34
3 I'll String Along With You (Dubin, Warren)  4:08
4 Subway Grate (Vinnegar)  5:39
5 Restin' in Jail (McCann)  4:26
6 Motherland (Nelson)  5:36
7 For Carl (Vinnegar)  5:58
8 Wheelin' and Dealin' (Edwards)  4:11


Leroy Vinnegar - b
Teddy Edwards - ts
Freddy Hill - tp
Victor Feldman - p & vb [# 1, 3-6 only]
Mike Melvoin - p
Roy Ayers - vb
Ron Jefferson or Milt Turner - dr

Recorded at Contemporary's Studio, Los Angeles ; [# 1, 3-6] August 1, 1962 & March 5, 1963 [# 2, 7 & 8]


Pippo said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

Larry said...

Thanks for the LV share! I've heard his great work on so many West Coast releases, it's nice to hear a session he led.

karelio said...

Nice post, thank you!
Also interesting to find some roots from Roy Ayers!

Baron said...

Thanks Mel ... not heard Vinnegar's 2nd session as leader ... Baron

fcapeau said...

it works .... many thanls, Mel, for this beautiful post

FLAVIOLA said...

enjoying these super shares-big thanx for your effort!!

Georgios Mouchtaris said...

Great??? do you also have the first record ??? Leroy Vinnegar walks ???

also the link has a pass that isn't mentioned

Georgios Mouchtaris said...

ofcourse, also thank you ALOT for this post !!!!

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Very appreciated. Thank you!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

GASTON said...

merci pour le "roi du vinaigre".

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel! Love LV's playing.

Mikey said...

You still rock Mel. Thanks for this upload and all the other great music over the years.