Dizzy Reece - Star Bright (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series, 180 Gram Vinyl)
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Born in Kingston, Jamaica, the trumpeter Dizzy Reece moved to London at age 17 and began working across Europe, frequently in Paris, where he played with the likes of Don Byas and Kenny Clarke. Reece also made fans of Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins who spread the word about a hot new trumpeter on the European scene. So when Donald Byrd and Art Taylor came through Paris on tour in 1958 they sought out Reece and even found their way into the recording studio together for what would become Reece's Blue Note debut, Blues in Trinity. Encouraged by Alfred Lion, Reece would move to New York City the next year where Lion quickly put him back in the studio with a first-rate hard bop band including Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Taylor once again on drums. The resulting album, Star Bright, is a hidden gem of the Blue Note catalog with Reece shining brightly on a six-song set that included several of his own bluesy originals like "The Rake," "Groovesville," "The Rebound," and the Thelonious Monk-inspired "A Variation on Monk." Two standards round out the offering with swinging takes on "I'll Close My Eyes" and "I Wished on the Moon," both of which showcase Reece's sublime delivery of a melody.
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Title: Star Bright
Artist: Dizzy Reece
Format: Vinyl LP
Release Date: 4/21/2023
Label: Blue Note Records
I'll Close My Eyes
I Wished on the Moon
A Variation on Monk
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