Triumphant Sax!

Triumphant Sax!



GRP begins its new Gold Encore anthology series with a good nine-track collection featuring great swing, bop and hard bop performances and decent fusion cuts. Any set that begins with a superb Johnny Hodges track and includes wonderful, robust solos from Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane and Gerry Mulligan can be forgiven for the routine squawks of Tom Scott and John Klemmer. Michael Brecker's song is humdrum, but his playing has far more strength and energy than the tune merits. Stanley Turrentine shows no one is better at soulful, bluesy tenor, offering an astonishing rendition of "Ciao, Ciao." This should convince newcomers (for whom these sets are clearly designed) to further investigate the music of these greats.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/1993
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105973328
catalogNumber: 9733

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stanley Turrentine   Track Performer,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Grady Tate   Drums
Wallace Roney   Trumpet
John Clark   Horn
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jimmy Garrison   Bass
Don Alias   Percussion
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Billy Barber   Tuba
Dave Bargeron   Trombone
Benny Carter   Track Performer
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Buddy Catlett   Bass
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Dave Grusin   fender rhodes
Chuck Domanico   Electric Bass
John Guerin   Drums
Jon Herington   Guitar
Dean Johnson   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
William Kennedy   Drums
Eddie Locke   Drums
Jeff Porcaro   Percussion
Emil Richards   Percussion
Ernie Shepard   Bass
Ron Vincent   Drums
Phil Woods   Alto Saxophone
Mack Simpkins   Drums
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Jim Beard   Synthesizer
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer,EWI
Larry Carlton   Acoustic Guitar
Ron Carter   Bass
Pete Christlieb   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Barry Harris   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Elvin Jones   Drums
Hank Jones   Piano
Kenny Kirkland   Piano
John Klemmer   Flute,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
John Lewis   Piano
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone,Track Performer
Ray Nance   Trumpet
John Patitucci   Bass
Shirley Scott   Organ
Tom Scott   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Johnny Carisi   Arranger
John Coltrane   Producer
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
John Snyder   Producer
Bob Thiele   Producer
Stephan Goldman   Producer
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Jackie Salway   Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design
Geoff Mayfield   Liner Notes
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Don Grolnick   Producer
John Klemmer   Echoplex,Producer
Gerry Mulligan   Producer
Tom Scott   Producer
Scott Johnson   Art Direction

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