Full performer name: Big Joe Turner/Dizzy Gillespie/Roy Eldridge/Harry "Sweets" Edison/Clark Terry.
Personnel: Big Joe Turner (vocals); Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Clark Terry (trumpet); Jimmy Robbins (piano); Pee Wee Crayton (guitar); Charles Norris (bass); Washington Rucker (drums).
Recorded in Los Angeles, California on September 19, 1974. Originally released on Pablo Live (2310-717). Includes original liner notes by Benny Green.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Big Joe Turner (vocals); Pee Wee Crayton (guitar); Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry "Sweets" Edison , Roy Eldridge (trumpet); Jimmy Robins (piano); Washington Rucker (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Liner Note Author: Benny Green .
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (09/19/1974).
Photographer: Phil Stern.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Clark Terry; Dizzy Gillespie; Charles Norris; Washington Rucker; Harry "Sweets" Edison ; Jimmy Robins; Pee Wee Crayton; Roy Eldridge.
This album features a most unusual session. Veteran blues singer Joe Turner and his usual rhythm section of the mid-'70s (which includes guitarist Pee Wee Crayton) are joined by four notable trumpeters: Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and Clark Terry. On three blues (including the 15-minute "I Know You Love Me Baby") and "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do," the group stretches out with each of the trumpeters getting ample solo space. It is not a classic outing (a little more planning and better material might have helped), but it is colorful and unique enough to be easily recommended to straight-ahead jazz and blues fans. ~ Scott Yanow
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