New Groove / College Concert 1966 [Import]
(Bonus Track, Remastered)
Two amazing original albums by the great Pee Wee Russell. New Groove presents him fronting his own quartet accompanied by trombone, and a piano-less rhythm section of bass and drums. Our second LP, the College Concert of Pee Wee Russell and Henry Red Allen, appears here for the first time ever on CD. It features the clarinetist in a quintet format co-led by Allen, backed by an impressive modern rhythm section composed of Steve Kuhn on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Marty Morell on drums. As a bonus, we have added 'Mariooch', which marks the only quartet song featuring Russell from the larger group album Jazz Reunion.