Charlie Rouse Quintet – After the Morning

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After the Morning (John Hicks).

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
Veteran tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse plays some high-quality post-bop on this quintet set with trumpeter Benny Bailey (in top form), pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Keith Copeland. The music is quite modern and none of the pieces (originals by Rouse, Dailey and Fritz Pauer, plus two ballads from pianist John Hicks) have exactly caught on. However, the blend and contrast between Rouse and Bailey, plus the strong rhythm section, makes this a set of interest to collectors of acoustic jazz.


  • Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone
  • Benny Bailey – trumpet
  • Albert Dailey – piano
  • Buster Williams – bass
  • Keith Copeland – drums

Album: Charlie Rouse / The Upper Manhattan Jazz Society 
Recorded:New York City, November, 1981.