Two swinging killers from the great Buddy
Tate – a tenor talent with a sound to transcend generations! First up is the obscure Swingville album Tate's Date – a set that has Buddy
working with Pat Jenkins on trumpet, Ben Rich
ardson on alto and baritone, and Eli Robinson on trombone – all with rhythm from Sakik Hakim on piano, Wendell Marshall on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. The group's a bit fuller than the usual Swingville session, but Hakim's gentle approach to the piano makes for a nicely personal sort of feel here – one that touches the bolder horn passages with a good degree of sensitivity, and which pushes the group into plenty of playful riffs! Titles include "Blow Low", "Idling", "Me N You", and "No Kidding". Groovin With Buddy
Tate is a very nicely grooving set from Buddy
Tate – recorded in a mellow laidback way that has him soloing with room and a down-home spirit that you don't always find on some of his other albums from the time. Tate plays tenor and clarinet – and the interesting quintet includes Ronnell Bright on piano, Wally Rich
ardson on guitar, and Roy Brooks on drums. Titles include "The Salt Mines", "A Lucky So & So","Blues For Trix", and "Overdrive".
(Out of print.)