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Upcoming Uptown Records releases

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At last, the Frank Wess & Johnny Coles album, after it was featured in a recent Blindfold Test ... nice:

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But who's that tenor guy?

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I was really hoping to break this news myself but I do have more information on the Grant Green. Like the Hank Mobley release, Grant was not the leader on this club set. The leader is organist Sam Lazar, who recorded, iirc, three times for Argo and then disappeared. Several tracks were identified by listening to Space Flight. In fact, now that I look at the Grant Green discography, this club gig took place some months prior to the recording session.

Really looking forward to this and I doubt I'll wait til Christmas to let someone else pay for it.

Edit to add: full band is Green, Lazar, Chauncy Williams (drums) and Bob Graf (tenor sax)

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So the tenorsax player shown along with Grant Green is Bob Graf!

Nice to have more music from this unheralded musician. And with Grant Green to boot :tup

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Any idea of a setlist for the Grant Green? I am getting this one as soon as it comes out!

Bertrand.

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I thought Green always played a hollow body of some kind - what's he got there?

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Is the Wess/Coles a New Release or is it a reissue of this?

Glad to see the Grant Green.

Still waiting for this one, though!

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I thought Green always played a hollow body of some kind - what's he got there?

Looks like a Fender Stratocaster!

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Is the Wess/Coles a New Release or is it a reissue of this?

Given that it shares the same title, I'd imagine it is.

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Date: June 8 & 9, 1983

Location: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Uptown LP 12": UP 27.14

Frank Wess (as, ts), Johnny Coles (fh), Kenny Barron (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Kenny Washington (d)

a-01 Whistle Stop - 5:56 (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Don Sickler

a-02 Morning Star - 5:31 (Rodgers Grant) / arr: Don Sickler

a-03 Celia - 4:57 (Bud Powell) / arr: Don Sickler

a-04 Nica's Tempo - 6:36 (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Don Sickler

b-01 Minority - 5:40 (Gigi Gryce) / arr: Don Sickler

b-02 Ill Wind - 6:29 (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) / arr: Don Sickler

b-03 Stablemates - 6:00 (Benny Golson) / arr: Don Sickler

b-04 An Oscar For Oscar - 4:13 (Kenny Dorham) / arr: Don Sickler

Edited by sonnymax

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The Wess/Coles date sounds like an interesting one plus Kenny Barron to boot.

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Why is the Wess/Coles date so much more expensive than the GG? Will there be snacks?

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Why is the Wess/Coles date so much more expensive than the GG? Will there be snacks?

It's 2 cd's. Maybe a club date was added?

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That would be a tasty snack, indeed!

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Yes, a live is added.

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So it was worth waiting for ...

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I thought Green always played a hollow body of some kind - what's he got there?

Looks like a Fender Stratocaster!

I'll be (vaguely) interested to learn whether he plays it on this date.

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sonnymax, go post your Wess/Coles cover on the multiple images thread!!!:P

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The Wess/Coles date sounds like an interesting one plus Kenny Barron to boot.

I have the LP. It's a great date IMO. And now with a live set added, I'm all in on this one.

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If GG is playing a strat on that tape then people may be in for a surprise. Does anyone know??

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Strats can make nice jazzy sounds. I'm hoping it's used on the date.

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The Wess/Coles date sounds like an interesting one plus Kenny Barron to boot.

I have the LP. It's a great date IMO. And now with a live set added, I'm all in on this one.

Sorry if I missed the info. Where is the live set recorded? I saw Wess and Coles near the end of Coles' life at Yoshi's and, I think some where in Los Angeles.

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How hard would it have been to find just a slightly better picture of Johnny Coles?

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Last time I saw Coles play (with 'Mingus Dynasty' at Ronnie Scotts) I'm sure he was wearing that very same cap and jacket. Brings back the memories !

I have that LP too and will dig it out (ie. first see if I can find it. :unsure: )

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I have that LP too and will dig it out (ie. first see if I can find it. :unsure: )

Is it in Bob Monkhouse's annex? :)

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