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Jazz Lab: DONALD BYRD and GIGI GRYCE

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Gigi Gryce (as, leader) Donald Byrd (tp) Wade Legge (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Art Taylor (drs) 


 (arrangements by Gryce and Byrd)SIDE 1

  1. 1. Love for Sale (7:58) (Cole Porter)

  2. 2. Geraldine (5:34) (Wade Legge)

  3. 3. Minority (6:26) (Gigi Gryce)

SIDE 2

  1. 1. Zing, Went the Strings of My Heart (5:58) (James Hanley)

  2. 2. Straight Ahead (9:30) (Lee Dears)

  3. 3. Wake Up! (4:34) (Lee Sears)


About Jazzland Records –

   Jazzland’s new series of HIGH FIDELITY long play albums are designed to bring you examples of some of the finest of mid-century jazz, at prices within the reach of all.

Such albums those listed below, and others to be released on Jazzland, feature the work of many of the most talented and exciting of modern jazz musicians. You’ll hear such men as Kenny Dorham, Herbie Mann, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Clark Terry – and many, many others – in outstanding performances recorded under the finest and most up-to-date high fidelity conditions. All Jazzland LPs are high quality pressings, attractively packaged.


About This Album –

   The “Jazz Lab” group put together by alto star Gigi Gryce and featuring the brilliant solo work of Donald Byrd on trumpet is one of the finest examples available of tight-knit unity in small band jazz. From the intricate lines of their version of Love for Sale through their blowing on one of Gigi’s best known compositions, Minority, the “Jazz Lab” really cooks, and cooks together. Gryce, a close friend of Charlie Parker, has worked with Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, etc; Byrd has starred with Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and many others.

   JAZZLAND releases include:

Jazz Lab – Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce – JLP 1

Zoot Sims Quintet – JLP 2

The Swingers – featuring Kenny Dorham, Frank Foster, Cecil Payne, Kenny Drew, Wilbur Ware, Art Taylor with Matthew Gee, Ernie Henry – JLP 3

Zulu – Randy Weston, with Art Blakey – JLP 4

Herbie Mann Quintet, featuring Jack Sheldon – JLP 5

Hard Bop – Kenny Drew, Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley – JLP 6

Crusin’ – featuring The Rhythm Sections (Philly Joe Jones, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers or Wilbur Ware) with Clark Terry, Ernie Henry – JLP 7

Low-Down Guitar – Mundell Lowe, Billy Taylor, Gene Quill – JLP 8

The Tough Piano Trio – Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones – JLP 9

Top Trumpets – Kenny Dorham / Clark Terry, with Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Philly Joe Jones, Ernie Henry – JLP 10