New Jazz Frontiers From Washington (Original LP)

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Format: LP 
Label: Riverside 
Year: 1961 

Media Condition: VG+ 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: VG+ 


New Jazz Frontiers From Washington:
A1 Aw-ite
A2 Eugly's Tune
A3 Homing Grits
A4 Dancing In The Dark

B1 Cici's Delight
B2 Nairod
B3 Polka Dots And Moonbeams
B4 Delories


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

The earliest recordings as bandleader from 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.

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