Al Grey – The Thinking Man’s Trombone (Full Album)

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The Thinking Man’s Trombone is an album by American jazz trombonist Al Grey released in 1960 on Argo Records.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, calling the music ” swinging and witty music”.

Track listing:
“Salty Papa” (Al Grey) – 5:50
“Don’t Cry Baby” (James P. Johnson, Saul Bernie, Stella Unger) – 2:24
“Stranded” (Frank Foster) – 5:30
“Rompin'” (Foster) – 4:00
“King Bee” (Al Grey) – 6:14
“When I Fall in Love” (Victor Young) – 2:32
“Al-amo” (Thad Jones) – 5:25
“Tenderly” (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 2:24

Personnel:
Al Grey – trombone, bandleader
Joe Newman – trumpet
Benny Powell – trombone
Billy Mitchell – tenor saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes – baritone saxophone
Eddie Higgins – piano (tracks 1-7)
Freddie Green – guitar (tracks 1-7)
Ed Jones – bass (tracks 1-7)
Sonny Payne – drums (tracks 1-7)

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Released: 1960
Recorded: August 23–25, 1960
Venue Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, IL
Length: 34:19
Label: Argo
LP-677
Producer: Jack Tracy

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