Jumpin' with Al: The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions

Jumpin' with Al: The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions

by Al CaseyAl Casey


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Best known as Fats Waller's guitarist in the 1930s, Al Casey has played for many decades since that time. On this reissue CD, Casey had his first opportunity to lead his own record date in 13 years. Seven performances (including a previously unreleased number and two new alternate takes) match Casey in a quartet with pianist Jay McShann, bassist Roland Lobligeois, and drummer Paul Gunther; "Rosetta" and two versions of "I'm Beginning to See the Light" are most memorable. The other three numbers (which include "Just You, Just Me" and "I Wish I Knew") have Casey, tenor saxophonist Arnett Cobb, pianist Milt Buckner, Lobligeois, and drummer Michael Silva joined by the tap dancing of Jimmy Slide. All in all, this set does jump a lot and is a fine example of 1940s-style small group swing that looks toward early R&B.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2002
Label: Black & Blue France
UPC: 3448961087321
catalogNumber: 873
Rank: 115814

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Casey   Primary Artist
Milt Buckner   Piano
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Jay McShann   Piano
Michael Silva   Drums
Paul Gunther   Drums
Roland Lobligeois   Bass

Technical Credits

Casey   Contributor
Earl Hines   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Jay McShann   Composer
Walter Brown   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Jesse Greer   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Dominque Samarcq   Engineer
Henri Woode   Composer
Don George   Composer
Jeff Kresser   English Translations
Jean Marc Fritz   Liner Notes,Graphic Design,Direction
Jean Michel Proust   Liner Notes,Graphic Design,Direction
Patricia Kresser   English Translations

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