All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 (or more) and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

157

Various Artists: Jazz For A Lazy Day

By
Published:
Sign in to view read count
Jazz For A Lazy Day, fifth in the highly acclaimed Jazz For... series produced by Joel Dorn for The Masked Announcer, is most likely to follow its predecessors to the top of the charts. And deservingly so. The series is an excellent selection of traditional acoustic jazz led by such music legends as Hank Jones, Sonny Stitt, Houston Person, Donald Byrd and Pat Martino. Jazz For A Lazy Day, a 9-track CD also features stellar performances by newer artists such as bassist Christian McBride and drummer Cindy Blackmon. “Alone Together” led by Wallace Roney and “Alter Ego” led by Donald Byrd, are particular standouts because they clearly accentuate the “lazy” lifestyle jazz concept and mood of the compilation. Roney’s trumpet and Byrd’s flugelhorn whisper their respective melodies on relaxing, kicked-back listens. Jazz For A Lazy Day is filled with noteworthy artists and provides a consistent identity for the series which has spent a combined 76 weeks on the Billboard Traditional Jazz chart. The series includes Jazz For A Rainy Day, Jazz For The Quiet Times, Jazz For The Open Road, and Jazz For When You're Alone. The affordable series, with cover art that depicts its title, is available on 32 Jazz and is a definite “must have” for the novice or seasoned jazz collector.

TRACKS:Blue Monk, Monk's Dream, Chelsea Bridge, Walkin', Alone Together, Blue Seven, Fly Me To The Moon, Daydream, Alter Ego

PERSONNEL:Hank Jones, piano, Mickey Roker, drums; Sam Jones, bass; Ralph Moore, tenor sax; Benny Green, piano; Peter Washington, bass; Victor Lewis, drums; Ricky Ford, tenor sax; John Hicks, piano; Walter Booker, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; Sonny Stitt, tenor sax; Joe Newman, trumpet; Duke Jordan, piano; Roy Brooks, drums; Wallace Roney, trumpet; Donald Brown, piano; Christian McBride, bass; Cindy Blackmon, drums; Gary Thomas, flute; Houston Person, tenor sax; Ron Carter, bass; Russell Gunn, trumpet; Cecil Brooks III, drums; Cedar Walton, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Vernell Fournier, drums; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Donald Byrd, flugelhorn; Kenny Garret, alto sax; Mulgrew Miller, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, drums.

| Record Label: 32 Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop For Jazz

CD/LP/Track Review
Extended Analysis
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
The Boston Creative Jazz Scene 1970-1983
The Boston Creative...
Cultures Of Soul Records
2016
buy
Hungarian Noir
Hungarian Noir
Piranha
2016
buy
The New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River
The New Basement...
Harvest Records
2015
buy
I Never Meta Guitar Three
I Never Meta Guitar...
Clean Feed Records
2015
buy
Peru Boom: Bass, Bleeps & Bumps from Peru's Electronic Underground
Peru Boom: Bass,...
Tiger's Milk
2015
buy
Groove & Grind: Rare Soul 1963 - '73
Groove & Grind: Rare...
Rockbeat Records
2015
buy

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.