Genre: Jazz
Label: Pure Pleasure
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Howard McGhee The Return Of Howard McGhee 180g LP (Mono)

Howard McGhee

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180 Gram Mono Vinyl! Audiophile Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!

Recorded after one of McGhee's not infrequent releases from the Penitentiary on narcotics charges, hence the title "The Return Of …."

Howard McGhee is a wonderful agile soloist, a model for the younger Kenny Dorham. Sharing the spotlight with McGhee is Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, what more can you ask? Lots of baritone solos, and few on alto for variety, Sahib's presence is not to be overlooked. That angry baritone rasp is so compelling - both Sahib and Pepper Adams showed what could be achieved with this weighty length of brass plumbing if you played it as though it was a tenor or indeed alto, and just ran with the changes, Charlie Parker on steroids.

Duke Jordan's solid chordal foundations, embellished with glittering runs, is always pushing the tempo along, with "Philly Joe" and Percy Heath picking up any slack. Bop of a very high order from the post-swing cauldron that was 1955.

• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Mono
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
• Analogue limited edition

Howard McGhee, trumpet
Percy Heath, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums
Sahib Shihab, sax
Duke Jordan, piano

Side 1:

1. Get Happy
2. Tahitian Lullaby
3. Lover Man
4. Lullaby Of The Leaves
5. You're Teasing Me
6. Transpicious
Side 2:
1. Rifftide
2. Oo-wee But I Do
3. Don't Blame Me
4. Tweedles
5. I'll Remember April

Recorded in NYC, October 22, 1955

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