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Rusty Bryant

Bryant was born in Huntington, West Virginia, and grew up in Columbus, Ohio, becoming a fixture of the local jazz scene. He worked with Tiny Grimes and Stomp Gordon before founding his own ensemble, the Carolyn Club Band, in 1951. He signed with Dot Records in 1954 and released several albums as a leader in the second half of the 1950s. In 1952, his live recording "All Nite Long" (a faster version of "Night Train") became a hit R&B single in the U.S. Bryant's contract with Dot ended in 1957, and he returned to Columbus to do mostly local engagements, playing often with pianist-organist Hank Marr

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Vince Mendoza: Streams of Influence Flowing into a River of Sound

Read "Vince Mendoza: Streams of Influence Flowing into a River of Sound" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Vince Mendoza is a jazz composer, arranger, and conductor of consummate originality, skill, and adaptability, so much so that he has for several decades received frequent invitations and commissions from the whole gamut of ensembles and performers like the WDR Big Band, the Metropole Orkest in the Netherlands, the Los Angeles and Berlin Philharmonic, and the ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

The Doctor’s New Year’s Eve Warmup

Read "The Doctor’s New Year’s Eve Warmup" reviewed by Marc Cohn

The confluence of the stars. Our “listeners' favorites" show and the infamous DrJ New Year's Eve warmup together! How greasy could it be? Well, very. We've got some of your favorites from Shows 341-350 as well as some funky stuff from older shows that got you resonated. No disco, though... sorry. But you can still crank ...

For The Good Times

Label: Fantasy Jazz
Released: 2002
Track listing: For the Good Times, Killing Me Softly (With His Song), The Last one Out, Appalachian Green, A Night in Tunisia, Looking Through the Eyes of Love, Theme from Deep Throat, The Hump Bump, Troubles, The Red-Eye Special, Draggin' the Line, Until It's Time for You To Go, Ga Gang Gang Goong

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

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 ...

Rusty Bryant, Vol.2

Label: Prestige
Released: 1996

Legends Of Acid Jazz

Label: Prestige
Released: 1996


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