Wilbur Ware Quintet Chicago Sound
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- Released: December 1, 1989
- Label: OJC
- 2.Body and Soul
- 3.Desert Sands
- 4.31st and State
- 5.Lullaby of the Leaves
- 6.Latin Quarters
- 8.The Man I Love
Personnel: Wilbur Ware (bass); John Jenkins (alto saxophone); Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone); Junior Mance (piano); Wilbur Campbell, Frank Dunlop (drums).
Recorded in New York, New York on October 16 & November 18, 1957. Originally released on Riverside (12-252).
Personnel: Johnny Griffin (saxophone, tenor saxophone); John Jenkins (alto saxophone); Junior Mance (piano); Wilbur Campbell, Frankie Dunlop (drums).
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: New York, NY (10/16/1957/11/18/1957).
Unknown Contributor Roles: John Jenkins ; Johnny Griffin; Junior Mance; Wilbur Campbell; Frankie Dunlop.
Bassist Wilbur Ware's only recording as a leader (which has been reissued on CD) mostly features Chicago musicians. Although Ware heads the set and contributed two originals, he does not dominate the music and delegated plenty of solo space to altoist John Jenkins (who also brought in two tunes), tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin, and pianist Junior Mance; Wilbur Campbell or Frank Dunlop on drums complete the group. This fine hard bop date (which also has versions of "Body and Soul," Stuff Smith's "Desert Sands," "Lullaby of the Leaves," and "The Man I Love") was a fine debut by Ware. It seems strange that in his remaining 20-plus years the bassist never led another album. ~ Scott Yanow
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