Lennie Niehaus - Vol.1 The Quintet - West Coast Jazz 10" EP

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Lennie Niehaus - Vol.1 The Quintet

Label: Contemporary Records

Catalog#: C-2513

Format: Vinyl, Album, 10"
Record is VG with marks ( listen)
Cover has 1 inch wear opening side right top and bottom and has some wear to front ( see pic)



Released: 1954

Genre: Jazz


A1 I Remember You
Composed By – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger

A2 Whose Blues
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus

A3 Prime Rib
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus

A4 Inside Out
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus

B1 You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Composed By – Gus Kahn, Nacio Herb Brown

B2 I'll Take Romance
Composed By – Ben Oakland, Oscar Hammerstein II

B3 Day By Day
Composed By – Frank Skinner , Paul G. Smith

B4 Bottoms Up
Composed By – Lennie Niehaus


Double Bass – Monty Budwig
Drums – Shelly Manne
Saxophone [Alto] – Lennie Niehaus
Saxophone [Baritone] – Bob Gordon
Saxophone [Tenor] – Jack Montrose

Frankly I would say that west coast Jazz musicians produced some of the best jazz of the fifties (commonly known as the golden era of Jazz). Apart from Charlie Parker and the pure bebop experience and records of the forties- early fifties, I think that west coast Jazz from the middle-late fifties is the best jazz you can buy. Among the greatest west coast Jazz musicians surely ranks Lennie Niehaus an impressive alto saxophonist with remarkable chops.
He was a great composer-arranger and instrumentalist something very rare in the whole history of Jazz music

It is a swinging, bebop recording that showcases Lennie Niehaus's remarkable talents as arranger and soloist. Using well-written charts, the Niehaus ensemble plays tight harmonies yet have free rein to improvise on the choruses.

The tunes are well chosen standard fare but it's the Niehaus originals that stand out: "Whose Blues", "Prime Rib", "Inside Out",

Make no mistake about this group. They swing and they swing hard.
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Format 10"
Label Contemporary Records