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Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Frank Morgan
Title: Frank Morgan
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: GNP Crescendo Records
Release Date: 9/1/1985
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 052824904125, 669910757956

CD Reviews

Rare Organ/Tenor Combo find featuring Wild Bill Davis ! ! !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 01/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I came over and saw the review below me, I had to jump in the game. Clearly there are people who are into the Hammond Organ/Tenor sound, and clearly there are those who aren't. To hear Wild Bill cooking with Frank Morgan's bopistic alto within the context of a 1950's latin rhythm section does it for me. In fact, elsewhere this CD was chosen "Best of Genre" - - Its true that maybe Milt Buckner could have felt more comfortable in this type of groove, but Wild Bill Davis still cooks.... and this album overall is anything but mellow... if you're a fan of Wild Bill (or Milt), or Arnett, Illinois Jacquet and that type of groove, I'd say, this album is truly a rare find ! BTW, check out the personell...Conte Candoli,Trumpet - - Wild Bill Davis, Organ - -Jose Mangual, Latin American Rhythm - - Ralph Miranda,Latin American Rhythm - - Saxophone Ubaldo Nieto, Latin American Rhythm - - Howard Roberts, Guitar - - Bobby Rodriguez, Bass For a delightful surprize check out ULTRA LOUNGE's ORGANS IN ORBIT and Earl Bostic's Jazz Time (featuring Richard Groove Holmes) ! ! !"
Give Frank another chance--he is much better than this
Eddie Landsberg | 04/09/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Frank Morgan is an extraordinary ballad player, and he can cook with the best of the best. I don't care to hear Frank using organ and congas in his rhythm section as is the case here. He is much mellower with just piano accompaniment. A glimmer of the true Frank Morgan can be heard on this album in "My Old Flame". Has anyone ever played a more melancholy alto sax? If you must buy this album, go ahead, no one ever came up short listening to Frank Morgan. If you are not turned on by this album, give his "Yardbird Suite" or "You Must Believe In Spring" albums an ear. Frank Morgan is truly a national musical treasure."
(*correction to my review above)
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 01/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...I should alo add to my review that there are also piano/straight bop ensemble tracks on this album too (not to give the impression to anyone without real audio that this is an all organ combo album.)"