BENNIE GREEN - SOUL STIRRIN' LP - 1958 Blue Note 1599 MONO RVG DG 1st press BOP

Sold Date: December 6, 2017
Start Date: November 26, 2017
Final Price: $303.99 (USD)
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BENNIE GREEN, trombone; "JUG" and BILLY ROOT, tenor saxes; SONNY CLARKE, piano; IKE ISAACS, bass; ELVIN JONES, drums.

Original BLUE NOTE 1st MONO pressing of this bluesy, pre-Bop gem and last volume from the legendary Blue Note 1500 series. Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in 1958.
- 1st pressing with 1st Blue Note address: 47 WEst 63rd St., NYC. - Amazing hard cover with laminted front and heavy vinyl pressing. - No ® on DEEP GROOVE labels, only on earliest Blue Note releases, before the trademark was registered. - RVG stamped on deadwax with EAR logo. - Comes with the original RARE Blue Note company inner sleeve.

Record: visually VG++ to EX, some hairlines with paper scuffs and light surface marks. Sound is very clean NM, with only local surface noises. Amazing and heavy listening. Cover: VG-, jacket shows some damages on spine and a tear on the back as visible on pics. Worn corners. The rest is still in solid shape.

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Soul Stirrin' is an invigorating, exciting date from trombonist Bennie Green, showcasing his wide range of skills. His tone is alternately boisterous and reflective -- the juxtaposition of the wildly swinging "We Wanna Cook" (complete with shouted vocals) and the gentle "That's All" is startling, demonstrating that Green can vary his robust sound according to the occasion. Green's fluid trombone is at the center stage throughout most of Soul Stirrin', but he also steps aside to shine some light on his extraordinary support group -- saxophonists Gene Ammons and Billy Root, pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Ike Isaacs and drummer Elvin Jones. Each musician plays with soul and passion, both on the laidback blues and mambos and the rollicking swing numbers. It's a thoroughly enjoyable record and one that is a good introduction to Green's wonderful, friendly style. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine