Howard McGhee: The Return Of Howard McGhee
Lots of baritone solos, and few on alto for variety, Sahib’s presence is not to be overlooked. That angry baritone rasp is so compelling – both Sahib and Pepper Adams showed what could be achieved with this weighty length of brass plumbing if you played it as though it was a tenor or indeed alto, and just ran with the changes, Charlie Parker on steroids.
Duke Jordan ’s solid chordal foundations, embellished with glittering runs, is always pushing the tempo along, with “Philly Joe” and Percy Heath picking up any slack. Bop of a very high order from the post-swing cauldron that was 1955.
Personnel: Howard McGhee (trumpet) Sahib Shihab (baritone, alto saxophone –Side 1-1,2,4,6 Side 2 – 5) Duke Jordan (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1. Get Happy
4.Lullaby Of The Leave
5.You’re Teasing Me
2. Oo-wee But I Do
3. Don’t Blame Me
5. I’ll Remember April
Format: 180 gram LP x 1 standard sleeve
Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
Produced by Recorded by: Frank Abbey in NYC, October 22, 1955