Cecil Payne Chic Boom, Live At The Jazz Showcase
During Cecil Payne's two years with Dizzy Gillespie he recorded solos on
"Ow!" and "Stay On It" that cemented his reputation as bebop's first baritonist.
On a 1948 session with James Moody and Chano Pozo, Cecil waxed the oft-recorded
"Cu-Ba," kicking off a career as a composer of pungent melodies and protein-rich
harmonic progressions whose logic masks a subtle, complex sensibility. On
Chic Boom, Live At The Jazz Showcase Cecil Payne and his unit converse
with a swinging simpatico. Cecil has also recorded with Tadd Dameron, Jimmy
Smith, Kenny Dorham, James Moody, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet and others.
Chic Boom, Cecil's fourth Delmark album, was recorded live in Chicago
just a few months ago in August with Eric Alexander, tenor sax; Jim Rotondi,
trumpet; Harold Mabern, piano; John Webber, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums. Also
available: Cerupa (DE-478), Scotch and Milk (DE-494), Paynes
| Payne, Cecil / Chic Boom: Live at the Jazz
Jazz CD DELMARK 529 *P
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