- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Columbia CS-8797 (1963)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Among the Winter highlights on this disc are "Shenandoah," Jimmy Heath's "The Thumper," and "Count Me In."
- 1.Pony Express
- 2.Casa Camara (From "Suite Latino Americano")
- 3.The Thumper
- 4.The Hustling Song
- 5.Them Nasty Hurtin' Blues
- 6.Papa Zimbi
- 7.A Bun Dance
- 9.Blue Evil
- 10.Count Me In
Personnel: Paul Winter (alto saxophone); Les Rout (baritone saxophone); Dick Whitsell (trumpet); Warren Bernhardt (piano); Richard Evans (bass); Harold Jones (drums).
Originally released on Columbia.
Personnel: Paul Winter (saxophone, alto saxophone); Les Rout (baritone saxophone); Dick Whitsell (trumpet); Warren Bernhardt (piano); Harold Jones (drums).
Recording information: 12/1961.
This LP has altoist Paul Winter's second recording as a leader (it was preceded by a 1959 date for Offbeat). Featured is Winter's Sextet which won a highly publicized Intercollegiate Jazz Festival, played at the White House and toured Latin America. Of the sidemen, best-known are pianist Warren Bernhardt, drummer Harold Jones and bassist Richard Evans; trumpeter Dick Whitsell and baritonist Les Rout remained obscure despite their talent. Most of the ten selections were composed by bandmembers and Jimmy Heath's "The Thumper" comes the closest of any of the songs to being a standard. The music was forward-thinking for the time, essentially straightahead while being open to rhythms and folk melodies from other countries, although there is little hint here of the world music/new age direction that Paul Winter would head in future years. ~ Scott Yanow