Another Opus

Lem Winchester

Another Opus
  • CAT # OJCCD-1816-25

    1. Another Opus 6:28
    2. Blues Prayer 10:33
    3. The Meetin' 6:41
    4. Like Someone In Love 19:27
    5. Both Barrels 4:52
    6. Lid Flippin' 5:14

Seven months after this, his finest album, was recorded, vibist Lem Winchester was killed when his revolver accidentally fired. The one-time Wilmington, Delaware policeman, an unabashed disciple of that greatest of modern vibraphonists, Milt Jackson, was never better than on this quintet date featuring veteran Basie-ite reedman Frank Wess (who concentrates solely on flute, the instrument on which he was a perennial poll-winner in the late 1950s and early '60s) and the inestimable Hank Jones on piano. Of special interest is "Blues Prayer," wherein Winchester masterfully sustains a profoundly blue mood--and underscores his loss to the jazz world.

with Frank Wess, Hank Jones, Eddie Jones, Gus Johnson, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Eddie McFadden, Wendell Marshall, Bill Erskine

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Lem Winchester gave up his career as a policeman to devote himself full-time to the music he loved, then died in a shooting accident. He was not a… More