Friday, March 24, 2017

Ron Affif - 52nd Street

The cool-toned guitarist Ron Affif recalls Kenny Burrell a bit in this outing with a pianoless trio also including bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. Although the program is dedicated to 52nd Street, the opening number ("Bohemia After Dark") was not even written when Swing Street was functioning. The setting and Affif's improvising style recall Kenny Burrell in spots, but the guitarist does have a voice of his own. Highlights include "Stompin' at the Savoy," "Yardbird Suite" and "Steeplechase."
Scott Yanow

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Ron Affif
52nd Street


1 Bohemia After Dark (Pettiford)  6:37
2 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb)  5:24
3 Moonray (Madison / Artie Shaw)  5:57
4 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Maschwitz, Sherwin)  5:52
5 I'll Be Seeing You (Fain, Kahal)  5:30
6 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  6:29
7 You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye)  6:32
8 Steeplechase (Parker)  8:30
9 Tadd's Delight (Dameron)  3:54
10 Eric's Zinc Bar Blues (Affif)  7:22


Ron Affif - g
Essiet Essiet - b
Jeff "Tain" Watts - dr

Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley ; October 10/12, 1995


Melanchthon said...

carrolin said...

Muchas gracias campeón!!!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much!!

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deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

Jazz Padd said...

Thank you, always up for some new (to me) jazz guitar riffs.

Malaspina said...

Thanks Mel.Much appreciated.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much Mel!

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