Newman, David “Fathead” & James Clay
Riverside, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This 1960 Riverside session features two of the best tenor sax players of the time, says producer Cannonball Adderley! He’s right as these two Texans light it up, no holds barred. The rhythm section, Sam Jones (b), Wynton Kelly (p) and Arthur Taylor maintain a solid foundation for the brass to shine. Both headliners are young (below 30) and full of energy. They let the eagles soar in The Wide Open Spaces!