(1995) Keep Swingin'

Julian Priester

... read moreTrombonist Julian Priester sounds very much under the influence of J.J. Johnson during his debut as a leader, a Riverside date reissued on CD in the Original Jazz Classics series. The repertoire is comprised of four Priester originals, one apiece by Jimmy Heath (whose tenor makes the group a quintet...

36′:00″ 8 Songs

1
Julian Priester
24-Hour Leave (Album Version)
7:00
2
Julian Priester
The End (Album Version)
3:55
3
Julian Priester
1239 A (Album Version)
3:09
4
Julian Priester
Just Friends (Album Version)
3:51
5
Julian Priester
Bob T's Blues (Album Version)
3:57
6
Julian Priester
Under The Surface (Album Version)
4:28
7
Julian Priester
Once In A While (Album Version)
5:21
8
Julian Priester
Julian's Tune (Album Version)
4:19
Released 01 January 1995, ℗ 1995 Fantasy, Inc.

Review

Trombonist Julian Priester sounds very much under the influence of J.J. Johnson during his debut as a leader, a Riverside date reissued on CD in the Original Jazz Classics series. The repertoire is comprised of four Priester originals, one apiece by Jimmy Heath (whose tenor makes the group a quintet on five of the eight songs) and baritonist Charles Davis, and two standards. Priester is heard in his early prime on a warm version of "Once in a While" and plays solid hard bop with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Elvin Jones, and sometimes Heath on this swinging, modern, mainstream session. ~ Scott Yanow