Cookin' At the Continental
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||Cookin At the Continental||James Clay||7:10||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Sister Sadie||James Clay||7:14||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Moanin'||James Clay||8:56||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Crazeology||James Clay||4:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Easy Living||James Clay||8:58||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Georgia On My Mind||James Clay||5:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Barbados||James Clay||4:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You're Mine, You!||James Clay||6:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wide Open Spaces||James Clay||5:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Tenor saxophonist James Clay had a brief comeback starting in 1988 before he passed away in 1995. This is one of his final recordings. Most interesting is a duet with bassist Christian McBride on "Crazeology." There are also four quartet numbers (with McBride, pianist Kirk Lightsey, and drummer Winard Harper) and four selections that are reunions with fellow tenor David "Fathead" Newman (including a remake of "Wide Open Spaces"). Two of the numbers with Newman ("Sister Sadie" and "Moanin'") also feature trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Although Clay's playing is not flawless (Newman sounds more consistent), plenty of sparks fly and this is a frequently exciting set, well worth searching for.
Born: September 8, 1935 in Dallas, TX
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s