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Leroy Vinnegar Jazz's Greatest Walker

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CD Details

  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Collectables Records
  • Original Album: Vee-Jay 2502 (1965)

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Leroy Vinnegar established his reputation during the 1950s and '60s, playing with stars such as Chet Baker and Stan Getz. Vinnegar's trademark was the rhythmic "walking" bass line, a steady series of ascending or descending notes and it brought him the nickname "The Walker." Highlights of this original Vee-Jay recording include the original liner notes plus "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," "Doing That Thing (Double Stopping)" and "They Say It's Wonderful."


  • 1.Doing That Thing
  • 2.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • 3.If I Should Lose You
  • 4.The Love Nest
  • 5.Kick, Laugh, Crawl
  • 6.Persuasion
  • 7.They Say It's Wonderful
  • 8.Bees Sees

Product Description:

Personnel: Leroy Vinnegar (bass); Mike Melvion (piano); Bill Goodwin (drums).
Recorded in Los Angeles, California in 1964. Originally released on Vee-Jay. Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather.
Personnel: Mike Melvoin (violin, piano); Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone); Fred Hill (trumpet); Victor Feldman (piano, vibraphone); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Bill Goodwin, Ron Jefferson, Milt Turner (drums).
Liner Note Author: Leonard Feather.
Recording information: Contemporary Records Studio, Los Angeles, CA (08/01/1962-03/05/1963); Los Angeles, CA (08/01/1962-03/05/1963).
Photographer: Roger Marshutz.
Bass man Leroy Vinnegar's Jazz's Great Walker captures some of Vinnegar's most cherished tracks. It's a solid mix of cool jazz and light tinges of swing. "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" shimmies with a crisp bass cut over piano grooves and xylophone drops, whereas "The Love Nest" swaggers with Vinnegar's signature heart-thumping musicianship. It's probably the slyest track on the album, taking on a life of its own. "Bee Sees" follows close behind, bursting with jazz flares and trumpeting excitement. Vinnegar and his troupe are a sharp bunch. Jazz's Great Walker reflects Vinnegar's warm personality inside some of his most personal work. It's an enjoyable listen. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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