Blues Groove OJCCD 817 2
  • CAT # OJCCD-817-25

    1. Marchin' Along 17:41
    2. A Smooth One 5:20
    3. Blues Wail 6:48
    4. April In Paris 6:43
    5. Soul Station 7:48

The jazz world was reintroduced to the four-string guitar of Tiny Grimes with this recording. Grimes, who worked to great acclaim with the Cats and a Fiddle and Art Tatum, made studio magic with Charlie Parker and Ike Quebec, and enjoyed some commercial success with his Rocking Highlanders, emerged here from a period in Philadelphia with a strong local rhythm section (including pianist Ray Bryant), the tart flute of Musa Kaleem, and the immortal tenor of Coleman Hawkins. The program mixes three distinctive blues lines with nods to Goodman and Basie, and reflects the quality sessions that would soon form the Prestige Swingville series and create a mini mainstream revival.

with Musa Kaleem, Ray Bryant, Earl Wormack, Teagle Fleming, Jr.

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