Julian Priester & Walter Benton


Out Of This World

  • Release Date: 08 Aug 2000
  • MCD-47087-2

Trombonist Julian Priester (b. 1935) and tenor saxophonist Walter Benton (b. 1930) gained a measure of prominence during the post-bop 1950s as front-line soloists in major jazz groups. Though both men established themselves in their native cities (Priester in Chicago, Benton in Los Angeles), each eventually gravitated to New York to work with the great drummer Max Roach. And in 1960, both recorded their debut LPs. Priester's Spiritsville, made in July and featuring Benton, was, however, his s… MORE