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  V.S.O.P. #12
MODE 127

George Wallington (piano), Phil Woods (alto), Idrees Sulieman (trumpet)*, Thad Jones (trumpet), Curley Russell (bass), Denzil Best (drums)*, Art Taylor (drums). "Little Benny"* (Benny Harris)



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  • Little Benny* (Benny Harris)
  • Be Bop* (Dizzy Gillespie)
  • Lemon Drop* (George Wallington)
  • Ornithology* (Parker, Harris)
  • Anthropology* (Charlie Parker)
  • Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie)
  • Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie)
  • Shaw' Nuff (Dizzy Gillespie)
  • Billie's Bounce (Charlie Parker)
  • Hot House/52nd Street Theme (Tad Dameron)

Price: $11.00/each

*Selections 1 through 5 feature Idrees Sulieman on trumpet and Denzil Best on drums; selections 6 through 10 feature Thad Jones on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums.

Recorded, August, 1957, New York, N.Y.
Producer: Leonard Feather
Engineers: Earl Brown, Gene Thompson;
Liner Notes: Leonard Feather
Cover Design: William Box

This classic 1957 New York recording date was produced by Leonard Feather. and dedicated to the compositions of Charlie Parker, Benny Harris, Dizzy Gillespie and other giants of be-bop. Recorded less than 2 years after Parker's death, this session features his saxophone, played by Phil Woods and his 5 year old son, Baird, singing the "Salt Peanuts" refrain on Dizzy's tune of the same name. This is more than a primer in be-bop. Leonard Feather, with the obvious assistance of Wallington and Woods have put together a hand pricked crew of some of the finest players of the day to re-awaken the energy and spirit of be-bop.