Bennie Wallace – The Art of the Saxophone {DENON}

Bennie Wallace – The Art of the Saxophone {DENON}

Post-Bop, Tenor Saxophone

CD, EAC rip, FLAC tracks, Full Artwork

352 MB.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This is an ambitious project that works quite well. Tenor-saxophonist Bennie Wallace, a flexible player able to range from swing to free jazz, clearly has fun matching wits on two or three songs apiece with guest tenors Harold Ashby, Jerry Bergonzi, Lew Tabackin and altoist Oliver Lake.

Assisted by guitarist John Scofield, bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Dannie Richmond on this Japanese import CD (which has been available domestically), Wallace is heard at his best battling Tabackin and Bergonzi although he keeps up with the radical flights of Lake too. In addition to “You Go To My Head,” six Wallace originals and two Duke Ellington tunes are performed. Well worth searching for.

01. Edith Head (7:10)
02. You Go to My Head (7:01)
03. Rhythm Head (6:43)
04. Monroe County Moon (6:29)
05. Thangs (7:10)
06. All Too Soon (4:15)
07. Chester Leaps In (7:00)
08. Prelude to a Kiss (7:49)
09. Prince Charles (7:35)

Bennie Wallace – tenor saxophone
Eddie Gomez – bass
Dannie Richmond – drums
John Scofield – guitar

featured guests;
Harold Ashby – tenor saxophone
Jerry Bergonzi – tenor saxophone
Oliver Lake – alto saxophone
Lew Tabackin – tenor saxophone

Produced by Bennie Wallace
Executive Producer: Christine Martin
Recorded at Skyline Studios, New York; on February 7 and 8, 1987
Recording & Mixing Engineer: James Farber
Cover art by Kamil Kubik
Photo: Shigeru Uchiyama
Liner notes by Bill Milkowski

1987, Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Manufactured by DENON/Nippon Columbia, Japan
Printed in Japan

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