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  • Audio CD (12 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fresh Sound
  • ASIN: B00DSK05A4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 523,161 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 LPs on 1 CD
24 BIT
DIGITALLY REMASTERED
STEREO
The Modern Jazz Disciples was a group that offered a refreshing and unpretentious hard bop with deep, warm roots, performed with wit and taste. The crisp, well- blended ensembles were the platform for some superb improvising by the horn men, both of whom were exceptional soloists. Curtis Peagler was an effervescent altoist in the Parker-Stitt-Adderley mould, and his work here is outstanding for its heat and joy. The inclusion of William Kelley on normaphone a valve trombone in the shape of an alto saxophone and euphonium a kind of French horn, added body to the sound. Playing in a coolly understated, linear, easy-swinging way, he complemented Peagler s more dominant, coruscating manner. Pianist William Brown contributed some interesting solos, full of intensity, while Lee Tucker's propulsive bass and drummers Wilbur Slim& Jackson or Ron McCurdy, are well integrated and non-obtrusive, completed a solid and exciting rhythm section. The Modern Jazz Disciples weren t together for very long and this compilation gathers together the only two albums they recorded for Prestige between 1959 and 1960.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Dec. 2013
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This excellent reissue combines the only two albums by The Modern Jazz Disciples recorded for the PRESTIGE label.
Tracks 1-8('The Modern Jazz Disciples') were recorded in New Jersey on September 8, 1959 featuring a quintet with Curtis Peagler(alto & tenor saxophone); William Kelley(normaphone, euphonium); Billy Brown(piano); Lee Tucker(bass) & Ron McCurdy(drums).
Tracks 8-15('Right Down Front') were recorded in New Jersey on May 24, 1960 with the same band except Wilbur Jackson replaces McCurdy on drums and William Kelley plays only normaphone. The normaphone, incidentally, is a valve trombone in the shape of an alto saxophone.
The two horn players are well-matched with a superb rhythm section and highlights of the 15 varied tracks include Peagler's 'Disciples Blues' & 'Right Down Front', Charlie Parker's 'Perhaps' and beautiful versions of 'Autumn Serenade' & 'My Funny Valentine'.
This enjoyable CD contains 80 minutes of soulful hard bop by The Modern Jazz Disciples who deserve to be much better known.
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