Al Grey

O.D. (Out 'dere)

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Recorded just two months before tenor saxophonist Jimmy Forrest's death, this LP was meant to launch his co-op label with trombonist Al Grey, but instead would be the company's only release. Teamed up with organist Don Patterson, young guitarist Peter Leitch and drummer Charlie Rice, Forrest and Grey make for a mutually compatible team on romps, ballad features (Grey takes "Solitude," while Forrest shows plenty of feeling on "Willow Weep for Me"), and group originals, including a song apiece from Patterson and Leitch. Surprisingly, Jimmy Forrest still seemed in prime form this late in his life.

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