Gettin' Together!

Paul Gonsalves

Gettin Together OJCCD 203 2
  • CAT # OJCCD-203-25

    1. Yesterdays 4:59
    2. J. And B. Blues 4:57
    3. I Surrender Dear 5:25
    4. Hard Groove 4:57
    5. Low Gravy 7:51
    6. I Cover The Waterfront 3:55
    7. Gettin' Together 4:54
    8. Walkin' 12:00

Paul Gonsalves has been quite accurately characterized as strictly an Ellingtonian. Although he came into the Duke's band in 1950, almost a generation later than the cornerstones of its saxophone section, Johnny Hodges and Harry Carney, he played alongside them for many years--and like them and several others is almost exclusively thought of in that context. This album, then, was a rare departure, with neither an Ellington tune nor musician in sight. Instead, Gonsalves is displayed most effectively in an almost-bebop setting, flanked by Nat Adderley and supported by a typically strong Riverside/Jazzland rhythm section of Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb.

with Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Jimmy Cobb

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