CAT # OJCCD-1866-25
1. Staggers 7:55 2. Song Of A Star 7:14 3. The Eagle Flies 7:44 4. Bunni 8:05 5. Reiteration 8:00 6. Everything Happens To Me 4:34
With their compositional and organizational skills, Teddy Charles and Mal Waldron were essential participants on several Prestige sessions in the 1950s, including some issued without a designated leader. What resulted was never a mere "blowing session" because of the challenging nature of the material and the assertive tonal personality of the ensemble when Charles and/or Waldron were present. This superior, little-known date is a prime example. It basically joins the Prestige Jazz Quartet (heard with Teo Macero on OJCCD-1715-2) with two compatible hornmen, trumpeter Idrees Sulieman (another frequent contributor to the label), and alto saxophonist John Jenkins (in the first of his rare appearances on LP). Waldron, turning in one of his finest performances, and Sulieman's ballad feature are among the treats of this typically involving encounter.
with Addison Farmer, Jerry Segal
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