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Four Classic Albums (Out Of The Forrest / Sit Down And Relax With Jimmy Forrest / Most Much / Soul Street) [Double CD]

Jimmy Forrest Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (2 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,138 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Bolo Blues (Out of the Forrest) [Remastered] 4:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry over Me) [Out of the Forrest] [Remastered] 5:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I've Got a Right to Cry (Out of the Forrest) [Remastered] 4:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. This Can't Be Love (Out of the Forrest) [Remastered] 4:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. By the River Saint Marie (Out of the Forrest) [Remastered] 5:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Yesterdays (Out of the Forrest) [Remastered] 5:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Crash Program (Out of the Forrest) [Remastered] 4:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. That's All (Out of the Forrest) [Remastered] 4:57£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Tuxedo Junction (Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest) [Remastered] 6:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Organ Grinder's Swing (Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest) [Remastered] 5:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Moonglow (Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest) [Remastered] 5:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Tin Tin Deo (Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest) [Remastered] 7:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Rocks in My Bed (Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest) [Remastered] 7:09£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Moon Was Yellow (Sit Down and Relax with Jimmy Forrest) [Remastered] 4:21£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Matilda (Most Much) [Remastered] 4:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Annie Laurie (Most Much) [Remastered] 7:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Autumn Leaves (Most Much) [Remastered] 4:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. My Buddy (Most Much) [Remastered] 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Soft Winds (Most Much) [Remastered] 5:41£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Robbin's Nest (Most Much) [Remastered] 8:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Most Much (Most Much) [Remastered] 6:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Soul Street (Soul Street) [Remastered] 9:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I Love You (Soul Street) [Remastered] 5:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Sonny Boy (Soul Street) [Remastered] 3:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Soft Summer Breeze (Soul Street) [Remastered] 4:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Experiments in Terror (Soul Street) [Remastered] 2:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (Soul Street) [Remastered] 3:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. That's All (Soul Street) [Remastered] 4:53£0.69  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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AVID Jazz here presents four classic Jimmy Forrest albums including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Out Of The Forrest'; 'Sit Down And Relax With Jimmy Forrest'; 'Most Much' and 'Soul Street' Jimmy Forrest came from the 'middle school' of jazz tenor men, somewhere between the pre bop style of Lester Young, Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins and the post bop style of Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. His sound was both big and warm and steeped in the blues. 'Out Of The Forrest' recorded in 1961 represents Jimmy Forrest's first Prestige LP under his own name since his debut 'Forrest Fire' on the Prestige New Jazz label that introduced new acts. Labelled in the original liner notes as 'roadhouse music' where a band must play tight together to entertain the crowd with first dance numbers but also slow numbers for the smoochers. This lineup includes men who were with Forrest in the 'Sweets' Edison band and had learnt to play with a tightness born of their experience together. Jimmy Forrest on tenor, Joe Zawinul on piano, (who of course went on to greater glory with Miles and Weather Report), Tommy Potter on bass and Clarence Johnston on drums. 'Sit Down and Relax With Jimmy Forrest' again from 1961 features Calvin Newborn on guitar, Tommy Potter on bass, Hugh Lawson on piano and Clarendon Johnston on drums. Featuring a set list as 'diverse and varied as anyone could want …………..Jimmy Forest and Co approach each tune with an originality and spontaneity that makes each tune seem new, although most of these tunes are old standards'. 'Most Much' is an album which according to the original lines notes is 'melodically satisfying, emotionally moving and highly danceable'. Jimmy is again joined by Hugh Lawson on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, Clarendon Johnston on drums with Ray Barretto on congas. While still a hard blowing set in the inimitable JF style, the music also represents a return to melody and away from the long and technically accomplished solos popular at the time. Who can the liner notes writer be referring to when he remarks …..'they have placed increasing emphasis and reliance on complex 'way out' harmonic structures which is largely devoid of melodic content......dulled by monotonously long solos in which technical brilliance too often has to take the place of 'soul' and 'swing'?? For our final selection 'Soul Street' Jimmy is showcased in three distinct settings, a small group in which he is the leader and pianist Hugh Lawson is heavily featured. On a track where three tenors are featured including Oliver Nelson and thirdly in front of a big band, again led by Oliver Nelson. All four albums have been digitally re-mastered.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good purchase 21 Sep 2013
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Jimmy Forrest's footnote in jazz history is not entirely respectable for the most famous claimed composition "Night train" became involved in a wrangle over a copyright issue with Duke Ellington who considered that the tune's theme had been lifted from his own substantial stable. Forrest is also remembered in boxing circles as the musician of choice for a Sonny Liston training session.

The excellent and very reasonably priced Avid offering presents four albums recorded by Forrest in 1961 & 1962. On three albums Forrest fronts a rhythm group but Soul Street is a mixed bag comprising quintet, sextet and big band under the direction of fellow tenor man Oliver Nelson. Worthy of note on three albums is the fine piano work of Hugh Lawson

Together with such robust players as Eddie Barefield and John Hardee Forrest, a hard driving player, now tends to be somewhat overlooked. Fortunately he is quite well recorded and a number of CDs are currently available. The Avid issue is a very good introduction to the work of a soloist and reed section man who worked with both Count Basie & Duke Ellington. Forrest is also heard to good effect on Avid's tribute to Harry Edison. Here on disc one the two horns front a very competent small group.

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4.0 out of 5 stars SATISFYING TENOR STUFF 17 Nov 2013
By Hafish
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Jimmy Forest was in a group of Tenor men that were not the greatest, but very satisfying, I only had one of his CD's previouslym'Sit down and Relax', very had 3 unheard sessions,all satisfying,3,Tenor with Rhythm and 'Soull Street with a bigger band,the last two, 'Most Much' and 'Soul Steet', with an added Bongo player-most effective,As stgated earlier,most satisfying and recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A REALLY NICE SET OF ALBUMS 5 Jan 2014
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Jimmy forrest plays some lovely cool tenor on these selection of albums, very much in the ben webster
coleman hawkins traditon . All i can say if your interest is this type of jazz this double set is well worth purchasing
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