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||Housed from Edward||Branford Marsalis||9:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Nearness of You||Branford Marsalis||10:30||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Three Little Words||Branford Marsalis||5:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Makin' Whoopee||Branford Marsalis||0:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ummg||Branford Marsalis||7:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gutbucket Steepy||Branford Marsalis||6:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Doxy||Branford Marsalis||7:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Makin' Whoopee (Reprise)||Branford Marsalis||9:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Peace||Branford Marsalis||9:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Random Abstract (Tain's Rampage)||Branford Marsalis||7:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Branford Marsalis clearly had a lot of fun during this set. On seven of the ten numbers included on the double LP (the CD reissue actually has one less selection), Marsalis romps on tenor and soprano in a trio with veteran bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts; the remaining three numbers have Delbert Felix in Hinton's place. The performances are quite spontaneous (the occasional mistakes were purposely left in) and Marsalis really romps on such tunes as "Three Little Words," "Makin' Whoopee," and "Doxy." On the joyful outing that is also one of Branford Marsalis' most accessible recordings, Milt Hinton often steals the show.
People may argue that this is not Branford's best, but on the contrary, I feel that the clarity of his instrument and playing is at his peak on this record.
Born: August 26, 1960 in Breaux Bridge, LA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s