Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue
Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue
Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue
Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue
Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue
Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue

Howard McGhee - Dusty Blue

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Howard McGhee – trumpet [click here to see more vinyl featuring Howard McGhee]

Tommy Flanagan - piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Tommy Flanagan]

Ron Carter - bass  [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ron Carter]

Walter Bolden - drums

Bennie Green - trombone (A1, A5, B1, B3)

Roland Alexander - tenor saxophone (A1, A5, B1, B3)

Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone (A1, A4, B1, B3)

Written by Howard McGhee (A1, A4, B1), Oscar Hammerstein II (A2), Richard Rodgers (A2), Cole Porter (A3), Benny Golson (A5), Tom McIntosh (B2), Dizzy Gillespie (B3), Larry Conley (B4), Willard Robison (B4)

1 LP, Deluxe Reverse-Board Jacket

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : New Land

Original label : Bethlehem

Recorded on June 13, 1960 in New York City

Produced by Teddy Charles

Mastered by Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1961

Reissued in July 2022


Side A:

  1. Dusty Blue
  2. Sound of Music
  3. I Concentrate on You
  4. Sleep Talk
  5. Park Avenue Petite

Side B:

  1. Flyin' Colors
  2. With Malice Towards None
  3. Groovin' High
  4. Cottage for Sale


              “The 1950s had largely been a waste for Howard McGhee, as drug addiction had taken its toll on his playing. But he is in good form for this 1961 studio session for Bethlehem, leading a septet with baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, trombonist Bennie Green, and tenor saxophonist Roland Alexander, with a top-notch rhythm section of Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, and Walter Bolden an added bonus. His delicious muted horn is the centerpiece of the lightly swinging take of "The Sound of Music" and strolling rendition of the normally bittersweet "Cottage for Sale," while he's on open horn for a snappy take of Cole Porter's "I Concentrate on You." McGhee's explosive side comes out in bop favorites like "Groovin' High," yet he is just as powerful playing long notes in the lush ballad "With Malice Toward None." McGhee's originals are all enjoyable, though none caught on with other jazz musicians.” AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden

              Ratings :

              AllMusic : 4 / 5  ; Discogs : 4.23 / 5

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