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    1. Opening Blues 10:14
    2. Lula 7:46
    3. When Lights Are Low 4:47
    4. You Can't Tell The Difference When The Sun Goes Down Blues 12:07

There was a sense of collective rediscovery about this 1962 session, which producer Leonard Feather organized to spotlight the blowing prowess of several veterans who had either been hidden in studio work or otherwise neglected by the jazz world. With hindsight, the meeting of the still-regal Benny Carter (playing alto sax and a bit of trumpet), tenor sax immortal Ben Webster, and Webster's former Ellington section mate Barney Bigard was obviously a most auspicious occasion, made more valuable still by the contributions of Shorty Sherock (trumpet), Dave Barbour (guitar), and one of Webster's favorite accompanists, pianist Jimmy Rowles. Carter and Feather each contribute two tunes that create an aura of relaxed spontaneity, akin to some of the Chocolate Dandies sessions Carter participated in decades earlier.

with Shorty Sherock, Jimmy Rowles, Dave Barbour, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis

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