Scott Hamilton: The Goof and I


The Goof and I


Scott Hamilton (tenor sax)


Live In London (Concord 2172)

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Scott Hamilton (tenor sax),

John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass), Steve Brown (drums)


Composed by Al Cohn


Recorded: London, April 2, 2002


Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

Itís something of an anomaly for a tenor saxophonist born in 1954 to reflect the musical values of Swing Era players Lester Young, Ben Webster, and Illinois Jacquet more than those of the modernists of his own generation. But that describes Scott Hamilton, one of the most proficient tenorists around. With a superb English rhythm section, Hamilton takes Al Cohnís ďThe Goof and I,Ē made famous by Woody Hermanís Second Herd, at an exhilarating tempo, spinning nonstop phrases with unrelenting momentum.

Reviewer: David Franklin

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