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Tenor Legacy

  • 1. Lester Leaps In
    2. Body and Soul
    3. St. Thomas
    4. Cry Me a River
    5. My Favorite Things
    6. Whisper Not
    7. Girl From Ipanema, The
    8. My Old Flame
    9. Lover, Come Back to Me
    10. In Memory Of
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 70742

  • Credits
    ProducerMakoto Kimata
    EngineerKatsuhiko Naito

    Personnel: Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, James Carter (tenor saxophone); Harold Ashby (saxophone); Geoff Keezer (piano); Dwayne Burno (bass); Joe Farnsworth (drums).
    Recorded at Sound On Sound, New York, New York on January 29 & 30, 1996. Includes liner notes by Benny Golson and W. Royal Stokes.
    "Body & Soul" was nominated for a 1999 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.
    Personnel: Benny Golson (tenor saxophone); Harold Ashby, James Carter , Branford Marsalis (tenor saxophone); Geoff Keezer (piano); Joe Farnsworth (drums).
    Audio Remasterer: Bob Karcy.
    Liner Note Author: W. Royal Stokes.
    Recording information: Sound on Sound Studios, New York, NY (01/29/1996-01/30/1996).
    Photographers: John Abbott ; Jacques Lowe; Ken Franckling; Jimmy Katz.
    Arranger: Benny Golson.
    An aptly-titled tribute not to an artist or a genre but to an instrument, TENOR LEGACY finds tenor legend Benny Golson and three of the '90s foremost players, Branford Marsalis, James Carter and Harold Ashby, reinterpreting and paying homage to their forebears. Each track is a signature piece of a different tenor, such as Stan Getz's "The Girl from Ipanema," John Coltrane's "My Favorite Things" or Coleman Hawkins' "Body and Soul." Rather than attempt to emulate these geniuses' phrasing, the players state the piece's main theme and then use that as a springboard for their own improvisations and interpretations before returning to the theme at the end. It sounds a teensy bit formulaic in print, perhaps, but Golson, Marsalis, Carter and the underrated Ashby invest the proceedings with enough of their own personalities to make TENOR LEGACY more than a mere curiosity.

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