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Album Review

An interesting, if somewhat low-key, session from 1960 with alto saxophonist Oliver Nelson working alongside vibist Lem Winchester doing straight-ahead and soul jazz material. Winchester plays in a rangy, effective, subdued manner, with Nelson and pianist Richard Wynands generating what sparks do erupt. Bassist George Duvivier and drummer Roy Haynes, usually a fiery type, also seemed to team so smoothly that they didn't push the beat.


Born: 19 March 1928 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s

Lem Winchester had great potential as a vibraphonist but it was all cut short by a tragic accident. Influenced by Milt Jackson but developing a sound of his own, Winchester actually played tenor, baritone, and piano before choosing to stick exclusively to vibes. A police officer in Wilmington, Delaware, he made a big impression at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and was soon recording regularly with such major players as Oliver Nelson, Benny Golson, and Tommy Flanagan. Winchester resigned...
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Nocturne, Lem Winchester
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  • 7,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: 01 January 1960

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