Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Jack Wilson Quartet Feat. Roy Ayers

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic — one of our favorite ever ! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages — and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group ! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".
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Jack Wilson
Feat. Roy Ayers


1 Corcovado (Jobim)  4:41
2 Jackleg (Wilson)  2:30
3 Blues We Use (Wilson)  6:22
4 Harbor Freeway (Wilson)  2:57
5 De Critifeux (Wilson)  5:57
6 Nirvana & Dana (Wilson)  12:43


Jack Wilson - p
Roy Ayers - vb
Al McKibbon - b
Nick Martinis - dr

Recorded in Los Angeles, California ; January 24, 1963


xxx said...

Thank You! Melanchthon

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks for all Melanchthon!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

roberto t. said...

Dusty Groove has found the right words. Thank you!

danair said...

Thanks for this one Mel.

Otis Foster said...

Thanks melanchthon

neil said...

The earliest I have of him is 1965, so many thanks for this, mel...

Newlyner said...

Thanks for this gem. :)

fcapeau said...

Not so frequent, this association Piano/Vibes, but so interesting ! Many thanks, Mel, for this beautiful post.

Melanchthon said...

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!