Al Green / Othello Anderson Quintet – Mister Lucky
Delmark DE 539
Compact Disc (2002)
Drummer Al Green played his first job with Willie Dixon in 1955. He has played with Eddie Harris, Wes Montgomery and Nancy Wilson. Co-leader, alto saxophonist Othello Anderson has played with Joe Diorio and at the Downbeat Jazz Festival. Other members are trumpeter Dr. Odies Williams III who appears on Delmark CDs with Jodie Christian, Ed Petersen and Cecil Payne. Bassist John Whitfield recorded on Delmark with Jodie Christian and Malachi Thompson. And pianist Leandro Lopez Varady has worked with Eldee Young and has toured extensively. This is straight ahead bebop in the style of Art Blakey or Max Roach/Clifford Brown groups.