Saturday, June 8, 2013

Bennie Green

Trombonist Bennie Green and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest make a potent team on this fine middle-of-the-road 1960 set. Performing three selections by their pianist Sonny Clark, an obscurity, "Solitude," and "Sometimes I'm Happy," Green and Forrest both display extroverted emotions and plenty of swinging ideas. Also heard from are bassist George Tucker, drummer Al Dreares and Joseph Gorgas on bongos. This Time set was last reissued by Bainbridge, although it was put out on CD in Japan.
Scott Yanow

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Bennie Green
Bennie Green


1 Sometimes I'm Happy (Youmans)  5:25
2 It's Time (Clark)  7:04
3 Solitude (Ellington)  5:48
4 Sonny's Crip (Clark)  6:05
5 Cool Struttin' (Clark)  5:27
6 And That I Am So in Love (Ousley)  3:51

Bennie Green - tb
Jimmy Forrest - ts
Sonny Clark - p
George Tucker - b
Alfred Dreares - dr
Joseph Gorgas - bng

Recorded in New York City ; September 27, 1960


Melanchthon said...

DJ Flipside said...

Hi guys, just a quick note of appreciation from me for all your amazing work & dedication. The internet is a brighter place since I've discovered you. Thank you so much! And above all, Jazz, the mighty Jazz thanks you. You are true diplomats of Jazz!
I was also wondering if this album (Pete LaRoca - Turkish Women at the Bath) has a different password to the three I already know, as those don't seem to open the zip file?
Cheers guys.
(Sorry for posting this again, but I thought it went unnoticed because I left it in the album's comments which is quite old now)
Thanks once again,

DJ Flipside

Albertito Jazz said...

Hello DJ Flipside, try with the first letter = capital (upper case letter)...

Boletus Joe said...

Always nice to get a Bennie Green that I don't have....Cool

Chris said...

Yes like Joe didn't have this one, thanks Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you for the upgrade.

DJ Flipside said...

Albertito Jazz, thank you. That did the trick! What an amazing album!
Thank you all.
Peace & Jazz

Frankie said...

Thanks Melanchthon for this continuous flow of treasures :-)
BTW: are you looking for something, in Jazz or around?

@DJ Flipside: try uppercase, on the first letter or all word, it often works with passes...

jose arboleda said...

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rubberduck said...

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