Quincy Jones: King Road Blues
Kings Road Blues
This Is How I Feel About Jazz / Go West, Man! (Phantom Imports LHJ10273)
Recorded: Los Angeles, February 25, 1957
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
The original Go West, Man! featured Quincy Jones-managed recording sessions by four trumpets and rhythm, four alto saxophones and rhythm, and three tenor saxes and a bari sax with rhythm. Lennie Niehaus’s “Kings Road Blues” offers, in addition to its inherent merit as a swinging, funky frolic, a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the styles of all-time great Benny Carter and three of the period’s leading West Coast-based altoists.
Reviewer: David Franklin