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- Released: May 22, 1992
- Label: OJC
- 1.Blues At The Five Spot
- 2.Blues For M. F. (Mort Fega)
- 5.In Passing
- 6.Soul Street - (bonus track)
Full Performer Name: Oliver Nelson/King Curtis/Jimmy Forrest.
Personnel: Oliver Nelson, King Curtis, Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone); Gene Casey (piano); George Duvivier (bass); Roy Haynes (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 9, 1960. Includes liner notes by Tom Wilson.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1992, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
This intriguing session matches together three powerful tenor players: Oliver Nelson, King Curtis (in a rare jazz outing) and Jimmy Forrest. With fine backup work by pianist Gene Casey, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Roy Haynes, the tenors battle to a draw on a set of blues and basic material (including a fine version of "Perdido"). This CD reissue adds one selection ("Soul Street") from the same date to the original LP program and is easily recommended to fans of big-toned tenors and straightahead swinging. ~ Scott Yanow