New Jazz Frontiers From Washington / Young Ideas (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Fresh Sound Records 
Year: 2012 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

New Jazz Frontiers From Washington:
1 Aw-ite
2 Eugly's Tune
3 Homing Grits
4 Cici's Delight
5 Nairod
6 Polka Dots And Moonbeams
7 Delories

Young Ideas:
8 "S.D.D.S."
9 Alone Together
10 It Could Happen To You
11 Nikki Poo
12 Coltrane Lane
13 Golden Earrings
14 Django

Recorded in 1961.

PERSONNEL:

Alto Saxophone – Andrew White
Bass – Walter Booker
Drums – Carl "Mickey" Newman
Piano – Harry Killgo
Trumpet – Ray Codrington

The earliest recordings as bandleader from now-legendary DC maestro Andrew White. The local ensemble was discovered by Cannonball Adderley, and with his endorsement earned their first recording contract when White was still a teenager.

The JFK Quintet's style retained the inherent swing of jazz, while at the same time the group was compulsively forward-facing and avant-garde, inspired by the freshness and possibility of the Kennedy era's dawn.

The trumpet-alto front line blends well in the crisp, frequently boppish ensembles. It made for a fruitful contrast in a band full of rhythmic drive and vitality, with a strong musical personality and identity.

This single CD compiles material from the group's two LP's.

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