Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jerome Richardson - Going to the Movies

Movie themes, along with songs from Broadway, have long been fodder for jazz musicians. This United Artists LP features Jerome Richardson leading his working quintet during a live engagement, though the venue is unidentified. The extended workout of Duke Jordan's "No Problem" (from the film Les Liaisons Dangereuses) showcases Richardson's robust baritone sax and Les Spann on flute, with the leader adding a tag at the end on piccolo. Richardson switches to tenor sax and Spann to guitar for a rather brisk arrangement of "Moon River." "Tonight" (from West Side Story) is a bit unusual in that it features both musicians on flute. The potent rhythm section includes pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Henry Grimes, and drummer Grady Tate. Richardson's recordings as a leader after the early '60s were rather sporadic, but this early effort gives a strong indication of his potential. Long out of print, this LP will be difficult to acquire.
Ken Dryden

Source :

Jerome Richardson
Going to the Movies


1 No Problem (Jordan)  8:45
2 Moon River (Mancini, Mercer)  4:34
3 Never on Sunday (Hadjidakis, Towne)  4:32
4 Tonight (Bernstein, Sondheim)  3:46
5 Delilah (Young)  7:34


Jerome Richardson - bs, ts & fl
Les Spann - g & fl
Richard Wyands - p
Henry Grimes - b
Grady Tate - dr

Recorded live in New York City ; April, 1962


Melanchthon said...

Jazzsoulman said...

Thanks a lot

FrankDell said...

Merci, Mel.

vito possolipo said...

hi : )
my first time here...
...and really i cant find the password...


pedro gamundi said...


AmyBRAINS said...

It's a very nice album.
Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Rob Peeters said...

Hi Mel,

Would you please post the password on your blog; looking for it all evening was not very funny! Thanks anyway, for all this good music!

Grtz Robby

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

duck said...

Many thanks again Mel, as usual it is greatly appreciated.

vito possolipo said...