Lennie Niehaus Quintet

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Lennie Niehaus Vol.1: The Quintets

  • Release Date: 26 Dec 2000
  • OJCCD-1933-2

Lennie Niehaus's first album is his most intimate. The music is rich in the colorful, complex writing that he would pursue on larger canvases as his career progressed, while the compact sound of a quintet focuses attention on Niehaus the fluent, Parker-inspired yet quite personal alto saxophonist. What emerges are well-balanced performances from two distinct ensembles. Eight tracks recorded in 1954 upon Niehaus's discharge from Fort Ord, California (where he met fellow soldier and future coll… MORE

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