Richard Williams – New Horn in Town (1960)

Richard Williams - New Horn in Town (1960)
Artist: Richard Williams
Album: New Horn in Town
Genre: Hard Bop
Origin: USA
Released: 1960
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

01 – I Can Dream, Can’t I? (6:14)
02 – I Remember Clifford (6:23)
03 – Ferris Wheel (4:57)
04 – Raucous Notes (4:44)
05 – Blues In A Quandary (4:36)
06 – Over The Rainbow (8:37)
07 – Renita’s Bounce (5:24)


Considering how well trumpeter Richard Williams plays on this session, it is hard to believe that this was the only record he ever led. Best known for his association with Charles Mingus, Williams was a strong bop improviser with a wide range. For this album (which is split between standards and originals) Williams and his quintet (altoist Leo Wright, pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Bobby Thomas) are in fine form performing a set of strong hard bop.
Review by Scott Yanow

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