Jimmy Forrest – All The Gin Is Gone (w/ Grant Green)
Delmark DD 404
Although Jimmy Forrest is well known for composing and playing the huge R&B hit “Night Train,” his bebop tenor sax playing ranks among the best. This 1959 session features the very first recording of guitarist Grant Green who later went on to Blue Note records. These were also early recordings of drummer Elvin Jones who was yet to join the legendary John Coltrane Quartet. The less than gentle title of this album should give you a gleaming insight to the hearty type of offering enclosed; uninhibited mainstream bebop.