A much-needed look at the mighty talents of Brew Moore – a tremendous tenorist in the 50s, but one who didn't always get to work strongly as a leader! Moore's possibly best known for his American albums on Fantasy Records in the late 50s, or for his European dates of later years – but this 2CD set brings together mostly Moore work from the years before those – sides from 1948 through 1956, most of which feature Brew's tenor under the supervision of a host of different leaders! The sound here is wonderful – a well-blown sound on his instrument that rivals that of Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, or any other of Moore's contemporaries – and while a few of the tracks feature larger ensembles, most of the music is of a small combo jazz nature. Titles include "Godchild" by Claude Thornhill, "Cubop
City (parts 1 & 2)" by Howard McGhee, "Vacilando" and "Howard's Blues" by Machito, "Lo Flame" and "Fuguetta" by Howard McGhee, "Bop City" and "Sleepy Bop" by Kai Winding, "Knockout" by George Wallington, "Wee" by Miles Davis, "Lover Come Back To Me" by Cal Tjader, "Perdido" by Charlie Parker, and "Oh Lady Be Good" by Slim Gaillard. Titles also include "Blue Brew", "Brew Blue", "More Brew", "No More Brew", "Bernie's Tune", "Pat's Batch", "Rotation", "The Mud Bug", and "Lestorian Mode" all recorded by Brew as a leader.
(Out of print.)