Two wonderful lost albums from the legendary New Orleans saxophonist Pony Poindexter
's always been something of a quiet legend with
jazz collectors – mostly because his work was too hip to ever get issued in big amounts, and because the few albums he ever cut as a leader are quite rare! This great CD brings together 2 of his rarest – Gumbo and Pony
Plays the Big Ones – both nicely grooving soul jazz sides that feature Pony
playing some nicely swinging material on alto and soprano sax. Gumbo features Booker Ervin
, playing some nice gutsy tenor – and Plays the Big Ones features Pony
's nicely grooving versions of 60s pop tunes. There's a total of 16 cuts in all – and titles include "Muddy Dust", "Front O Town", "Happy Strut", "Creole Girl", "Twistin USA", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Gumbo Filet".