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MATTHEW GEE SEPTET: Kenny Dorham (tp) Matthew Gee (tb) Frank foster (ts) Cecil Payne (brs) Joe Knight (p) John Simmons (b) Art Taylor (drs)


  1. Gee! (6:08) (M. Gee)

  2. Kingston Lounge (8:41) (M. Gee)

  3. The Boys from Brooklyn (7:54) (M. Gee)

ERNIE HENRY QUINTET: Kenny dorham (tp) Ernie Henry (as) Kenny Drew (p) Wilbur Ware (b) Art Taylor (drs)


  1. Gone with the Wind (3:21) (Wrubel-Magidson)

  2. Orient (5:06) (E. Henry)

  3. Free Flight (5:45) (E. Henry)

  4. Checkmate (5:51) (E. Henry)

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 –

This album is all about swinging – the hard-driving kind, with plenty of room for stretching-out on solos. The two groups represented here are full of men noted for their ability to punch out this kind of jazz. The principal connecting link is the presence on all seven tracks of Kenny Dorham, who has starred with Max Roach, with the Jazz Messengers, and on his own, an his acknowledged as one of today’s top trumpet men. There’s also fine blowing from the great Count Basie tenor, Frank Foster; from one of the funkiest of piano players, Kenny Drew; and the rest.

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

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