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Rusty Bryant: For The Good Times

Read "For The Good Times" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


While never quite able to break through to the average jazz consumer in the way that peers such as Willis Jackson, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Houston Person had during the ‘60s and ‘70s, Columbus native Rusty Bryant was still definitely one of the “Boss Tenors” and he left behind a small but rewarding catalog of recordings mainly for Prestige. What we have paired here are his last two efforts for the label, 1973’s For The Good Times and 1974’s Until ...

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Rusty Bryant: Legends of Acid Jazz Vol. Two

Read "Legends of Acid Jazz Vol. Two" reviewed by Douglas Payne


Two of the greatest and most sought-after anthems of the acid jazz craze are the title tracks to the two LPs compiled on this one CD. The tough, Gene Ammons-influenced tenor Rusty Bryant (1929-91) recorded eight records for Prestige Records between 1969 and 1974. All are worth hearing. But the two from 1971 featured here in their entirety, Fire Eater and Wildfire, are undoubtedly the best.Bryant rarely played outside of his Columbus, Ohio, home, traveling to ...


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