Personnel: Dave McKenna (piano), Zoot Sims (tenor & soprano saxophones), Major Holley (bass, vocals), Ray Mosca (drums).
Recorded in New York City in October of 1974. Includes original release liner notes by Hank O'Neal.
Personnel: Dave McKenna (piano); Major Holley (vocals); Zoot Sims (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ray Mosca (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Jon Bates.
Liner Note Author: Hank O'Neal.
Recording information: New York, NY (10/1974); Warp Studios, New York, NY (10/1974).
Editor: Jon Bates.
Photographer: Rollo Phlecks.
Prior to his longtime association with the Concord label, pianist Dave McKenna's four Chiaroscuro albums (of which this CD brings back the second) did a great deal to make the veteran mainstream pianist known to the general jazz public. This set features McKenna, bassist Major Holley and drummer Ray Mosca joined by the great swing tenor Zoot Sims, who doubles on soprano. The original nine-song program is augmented by four previously unreleased numbers. Highlights of the fine straight-ahead date include "Limehouse Blues," "Deed I Do," "Linger Awhile" and two versions of "I Cover the Waterfront." ~ Scott Yanow