4 May 2008
JAMES CLAY - A DOUBLE DOSE OF SOUL
James Clay For Riverside from 1960.
And another one for the flute freaks!
James Clay (f, ts), Nat Adderley (c), Victor Feldman (vib), Gene Harris (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)
James Clay only led two record sessions before settling in obscurity in Texas, where he would not be rediscovered until the late '80s. Cannonball Adderley helped present him on Riverside in 1960, so it seemed fair that Clay utilized several of Adderley's sidemen on this session (cornetist Nat Adderley or vibraphonist Victor Feldman, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes) along with a young Gene Harris on piano. Clay splits his time between his lyrical flute and tough tenor, proving to be an excellent bop-based improviser.Scott Yanow AMG.
320 rip of the original lp format from the OJC CD reissue-buy the cd for bonus tracks.