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Scotch and Milk
Cecil Payne
Scotch and Milk
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Cecil Payne
Title: Scotch and Milk
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delmark
Original Release Date: 5/29/1997
Re-Release Date: 5/20/1997
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 038153049423

CD Reviews

A Spirited Hard-Bop Session
Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 04/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

It seems like everyone in this group enjoys themselves in this session of seven originals and one standard. I had never owned anything by Cecil Payne and since he was 73 when this was recorded, I think it's safe to say he was in prime form for this one. Besides Cecil, the group is rounded out by two tenor saxes, Eric Alexander and Lin Halliday, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist John Ore and Joe Farnsworth on the drums. The group's sound in some cases is not dissimilar to Art Blakey. The more interesting contrasts in this set is a calypso beat on "Wilhelmena" and "I'm Goin' In" and "Cit Sac" where Payne switches to flute.

It's a very good energetic hard-bop set enjoyable to those who favor baritone sax, good hard-bop sounds, small group jazz, or followers of any of these musicians.

Great original material from a jazz innovator!
Robert J. Ament | 06/26/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A solid outing from an underappreciated baritone legend, Cecil Payne. This septuagenarian still sports the fire of his bebop roots."