King Curtis – The New Scene of King Curtis

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The New Scene of King Curtis is an album by saxophonist King Curtis recorded for the New Jazz label in 1960. The album features Nat Adderley who performed under the pseudonym “Little Brother” on the original release due to contractual restrictions.

Eugene Chadbourne’s review on AllMusic states: “for the 1960 recording, Curtis is accompanied by two-thirds of a famous Miles Davis rhythm section as well as a drummer who eventually became prominent on the Parisian swing scene …”

Track listing:
All compositions by King Curtis except where noted

“Da-Duh-Dah” – 5:11
“Have You Heard?” (Curtis, Herman Foster) – 10:23
“Willow Weep for Me” (Ann Ronell) – 5:24
“Little Brother Soul” – 8:35
“In a Funky Groove” – 10:49

King Curtis – tenor saxophone
Little Brother – trumpet (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Wynton Kelly – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Oliver Jackson – drums


Released: 1960
Recorded: April 21, 1960
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 40:06
Label: New Jazz
NJ 8237
Producer: The Sound of America