Underrated pianist/composer Walter Davis Jr. was at his early peak when he recorded his one and only Blue Note recording with a hand-picked quintet playing all of his compositions. The great alto saxophonist Jackie McLean is on the front line with the lyrical Donald Byrd on trumpet, Sam Jones on bass and the always swinging and hard driving drummer Arthur Taylor. This is state-of-the-art Jazz in New York before Ornette Coleman, Coltrane, Cecil Taylor and others changed the scene around with some other sounds.
A Night in Tunisia
Gigi Gryce · Reminiscin'
63rd Street Theme
Johnny Griffin · The Little Giant
Dizzy Gillespie/Clark · The Oscar Peterson
Lee Morgan · The Procrastinator
Wayne Shorter · Etcetera
Lullaby of Birdland
Sarah Vaughan · Sarah!
Keith Jarrett · Live at Montreux
I Guess I'll Hang my
Tears Out to Dry.
Green Dolphin Street
Walter Davis Jr. · Davis Cup.