Personnel includes: Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone); The Gene Roland Septet.
Contains 12 tracks.
Personnel: Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone); Freddie Green, Doyle Salathiel (guitar); Bill Graham (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dick Meldonian (alto saxophone); Gene Roland, Joe Newman , Johnny Carisi, Thad Jones (trumpet); Henry Coker, Rob Swope (trombone); Nat Pierce (piano); Osie Johnson, Sonny Payne (drums).
Liner Note Author: Chris Albertson.
Recording information: 07/16/1956-08/??/1959.
Editor: Bob Parent.
Photographer: Bob Parent.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Joe Newman ; Bill Graham.
The great Lester Young soundalike Paul Quinichette is well-featured on this reissue CD. He is heard on two numbers with a sextet led by trumpeter Gene Roland, playing two other songs with Roland's septet and on eight selections with his own ten-piece group (which is filled with players from the world of Count Basie). Best are two numbers ("Honeysuckle Rose" and "Pennies from Heaven") that feature Quinichette backed by Basie's rhythm section plus pianist Nat Pierce. There are not that many Paul Quinichette albums currently available, making this CD a rather definitive look at the underrated (if not particularly original) tenor. ~ Scott Yanow
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