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Off the Beaten Track(s)

sat 16 jun 2007 15:00 

Trumpet player Don Sleet (1938-1986) always remained unknown, probably because he only made 1 record under his own name with saxophone player Jimmy Heath and others. Still, he deserves more attention if you consider his excellent performance, that reminds one of Kenny Dorham and Chet Baker. Furthermore, a number of other rare recordings from him as sideman with drummer Lennie McBrowne’s group.

1. Lenny McBrowne and the 4 Souls 
label Pacific Jazz,  no. PJ-1.
Performers: Lenny McBrowne, conductor/drums; Daniel Jackson, tenor saxophone;
Don Sleet, trumpet; Terry Trotter, piano; Herbie Lewis, contrabass.
Track 1: ‘Soul Sisters’                          
Track 2: ‘I Married An Angel’       
2. Don Sleet Quintet
from the ‘All Members’ CD, label Jazzland/Fantasy, no. OJCCD-1949-2(JLP-9455); performers: Don Sleet, conductor/trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone; Wynton Kelly, piano; Ron Carter, contrabass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
Track 3: ‘Brooklyn Bridge’                 
Track 4: ‘Secret Love’                        
Track 5: ‘Softly as in a Morning Sunrise’                                                                  
Track 6: ‘Fast Company’                              
Track 7: ‘But Beautiful’                                Track 8: ‘All Members’                             
Track 9: ‘The Hearing’                           
3.  Lenny McBrowne and the 4 Souls:             label Pacific Jazz,  no. PJ-1.
Performers: Lenny McBrowne, conductor/drums; Daniel Jackson, tenor saxophone;
Don Sleet, trumpet; Terry Trotter, piano; Herbie Lewis, contrabass.
Track 10: ‘Cerise’  
                                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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