Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet
CAT # OJCCD-1774-25
1. Love For Sale 8:02 2. Geraldine 5:38 3. Minority 6:29 4. Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart 6:06 5. Straight Ahead 9:33 6. Wake Up! 4:35
The late alto saxophonist Gigi Gryce was at his best when teamed with trumpeter--he had worked productively with Clifford Brown and Art Farmer before establishing a partnership with Donald Byrd in 1957. As the Jazz Lab Quintet, Gryce and Byrd recorded five and a half albums for five different labels within a mere six months. This was the Lab's first session and one of its best, with the spotlight on Gryce originals including the classic "Minority" and explosive "Wake Up!" (Lee Sears, a nom de disque, is borrowed from Gryce's wife).
with Donald Byrd, Wade Legge, Wendell Marshall, Arthur Taylor
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