Nick Nicholas —
Big Nick ... LP India Navigation, 1985. Near Mint- ...
Big Nick Nicholas is one of these lost tenor stars that you always hear whispers about, but can never find on wax. Years ago, Coltrane honored him with the great composition "Big Nick", but despite that fame, Nicholas had never cut a record as a leader until this obscure session in 1985. The set's a perfect showcase for his tenor – as the quartet of Billy Hart, John Miller, and Dave Jackson sit back and let Nick take the lead on most tracks, blowing away in the comfortable style that he must have used in the Boston gigs that first got him noticed back in the late 40s. Titles include "Big Nick", "Down Home Blues", "Reincarnation Of Sonny Clark", and "Two For The Road". LP, Vinyl record album