Curtis Fuller New Trombone
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- Released: June 8, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: OJC
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Personnel: Curtis Fuller (trombone); Sonny Red Kyner (alto saxophone); Hank Jones (piano); Doug Watkins (acoustic bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on May 11, 1957. Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1996, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
This 1957 date matches Fuller with bluesy, fervent alto sax wailer Sonny Red Kyner. They make both a tight ensemble pair and an excellent contrasting frontline, with Kyner's spewing, flailing delivery featured on such cuts as "Blue Lawson" and "Namely You" operating against Fuller's equally intense, but lighter and smoother trombone lines. With Hank Jones operating as the rhythm section's harmonic link on piano, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Louis Hayes mesh underneath effectively. These undiluted, straight-ahead bop and blues numbers are still par for the course. ~ Ron Wynn
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