|All Artists: Jimmy Forrest|
Title: Most Much
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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John M. | 08/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the full MOST MUCH session from 10/61. The tracks I Love You and Sonny Boy were not on the original LP. There inclusion here increases the playing time to 50 min. The 9 min. version of Robbin's Nest was always my favorite. On Autumn Leaves pianist Hugh Lawson plays the melody and Jimmy comes in later. The title tune is a groover too. Tommy Potter is on bass, Clarendon Johnson on drums and Ray Barretto supplies the mild congas as he did for Gene Ammons."
Some Veteran Standards Performed By A Fine All Around
Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 08/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"tenor sax player. Jimmy Forrest was born here in St. Louis and is best known for "borrowing" the last part of Duke Ellington's "Happy Go Lucky Local" and recording it as "Night Train".
I converted an LP of this to CD for some friends and it doesn't have the extra cuts , "I Love You" and "Sonny Boy",that appear on the commercial cd. Besides the standards it does include the, then, contemporary calypso hit "Matilda" made famous by singer Harry Belafonte and the traditional "Annie Laurie" as well as a funky sort of blues which was the title song. Forrest does some good bop and swing playing with a touch of soul. He shows some exceptional style on the ballads "Autumn Leaves" and even better on "My Buddy". He includes a few notes of "Skylark" in his improvisation on "Soft Winds" and likewise, a few notes of "Buttons And Bows" on "Robbins' Nest". Pianist Hugh Lawson,whom I'd never heard before, is a very capable pianist whose style reminds me slightly of Tommy Flanagan with a bit of Red Garland on one selection.
It's a good listenable album particularly if you enjoy a good tenor saxist."