Alabama Concerto

John Benson Brooks

Alabama Concerto
  • CAT # OJCCD-1779-25

    1. First Movement - Themes: The Henry John Story / Green, Green Rocky Road / Job's Red Wagon 4:52
    2. First Movement - The Henry John Story (Return) / Green, Green Rocky Road (Return) 3:20
    3. First Movement - Job's Red Wagon (Return) 3:14
    4. Second Movement - Themes: Trampin' / The Loop 7:55
    5. Second Movement - Trampin' (Return) / The Loop (Return) 2:32
    6. Third Movement - Theme: Little John Shoes 3:12
    7. Third Movement - Theme: Milord's Calling / Little John Shoes (Return) / Milord's Callin' (Return) 5:15
    8. Fourth Movement - Themes: Blues For Christmas / Rufus Playboy / Grandma's Coffin / Blues For Christm 7:36
    9. Fourth Movement - Grandma's Coffin (Return) / Rufus Playboy (Return) / Grandma's Coffin (2nd Return) 5:05

Back in the early Seventies, a panel of British critics selected Alabama Concerto as one of the 200 essential jazz albums of the previous quarter-century. They were impressed by the eloquent variations on rural folk material created by composer John Benson Brooks (friend and kindred spirit of Gil Evans and George Russell) and the flawless execution of the extended work by Art Farmer, Cannonball Adderley, Barry Galbraith, and Milt Hinton. The passing years only reaffirm the unique excellence of this masterpiece. First Movement: The Henry John Story; Green, Green Rocky Road; Job's Red Wagon; Second Movement: Trampin', The Loop; Third Movement: Little John Shoes, Milord's Calling; Fourth Movement: Blues for Christmas, Rufus Playboy, Grandma's Coffin with Barry Galbraith, Milt Hinton, John Benson Brooks

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