Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 04/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As it is Earth Day today, I couldn't resist the opportunity to review "Earthy," yet another sadly OOP OJC CD. This January 25, 1957 jam session by the "Prestige All-Stars" features Art Farmer on trumpet, Al Cohn on tenor sax, Hal McKusick on alto sax, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Mal Waldron on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. While it's not an earth-shattering date, what makes this blowing affair better than average is the original (though simple) compositions -- two each by Mal and Hal, and one by KB. If you can find the solid "Earthy" dirt cheap, be sure to pick it up."