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<_< Can anyone enlighten me as to the George Wallington Quintet, please, paul uk.

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I don't know the disc in question but basically anything by George Wallington is worth hearing. He was a fine composer & sparkling bebop pianist.

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I have a Japanese Blue Note LP with a George Wallington septet on one side, and a Hank Mobley Quartet on the other - both were originally issued as 10" LPs. Not sure if that's the Wallington you're referring to. I haven't listened to it in years and years, so perhaps this will be a good time for me to relisten.

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The George Wallington and his Band album on BN was a septet date (Dave Burns, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Foster, Danny Bank, Wallington, Oscar Pettiford and Kenny Clarke, arrangements by Quincy Jones).

A really excellent session.

I have a Japanese BN CD from 1990 which includes four additional alternate takes to the Wallington/Mobley LP.

That was Wallington's only session on BN with the exception of a Gil Melle sextet date!

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This session was reissued domestically, with alternates, as part of the short-lived Blue Note 10-inch 2fer series. It is coupled with a Frank Foster Quintet session (Benny Powell, Gildo Mahones, Percy Heath, Klook).

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Wallington led several quintet sesions for Prestige. The bands included players like Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Phil Woods, Paul Chambers, Teddy Kotick, Art Taylor and Nick Stabulas. I believe this session was originally issued on the Progressive label, but was eventually picked up by prestige and reissued as a OJC "limited edition". Good stuff, if a little raw in places.

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Just listened to the Wallington septet - nice session, but not something I'd want to go crazy searching for.

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The Wallington BN date was overpowered by some "average" charts by Quincy Jones. Nice but never essential.

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:D Thanks for enlightening me, after 25 years im still learning, lp is on eBay at present, cheers Paul Uk.

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