Leroy Vinnegar – Leroy Walks Again!! (Full Album)

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Leroy Walks Again!! is the second album by American jazz bassist Leroy Vinnegar recorded in 1962 and 1963 and released on the Contemporary label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The follow-up to Leroy Vinnegar’s first Contemporary album, this CD reissue matches the excellent bassist (who is mostly content to back the other soloists) with trumpeter Freddy Hill, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, Victor Feldman on piano and vibes and drummer Ron Jefferson for four of the seven selections; the other numbers also use Hill and Edwards along with pianist Mike Melvoin, vibraphonist Roy Ayers (at the beginning of his career) and drummer Milt Turner. The set (which has three originals by Vinnegar, Edwards’ “Wheelin’ and Dealin’,” Don Nelson, Les McCann and Freddie Hubbard in addition to the one standard “I’ll String Along with You”) helps define the modern mainstream of the early ’60s, when cool jazz was being replaced by hard bop.

Track listing:
“Hard to Find” (Leroy Vinnegar) – 6:48
“Down Under” (Freddie Hubbard) – 4:34
“I’ll String Along with You” (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 4:08
“Subway Grate” (Vinnegar) – 5:39
“Restin’ in Jail” (Les McCann) – 4:26
“Motherland” (Don Nelson) – 5:36
“For Carl” (Vinnegar) – 5:58
“Wheelin’ and Dealin'” (Teddy Edwards) – 4:11
Recorded at Contemporary Studio in Los Angeles, CA on August 1, 1962 (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 6) and March 5, 1963 (tracks 2, 5, 7 & 8)

Personnel:
Leroy Vinnegar – bass
Freddy Hill – trumpet
Teddy Edwards – tenor saxophone
Victor Feldman – vibraphone, piano (tracks 1, 3, 4 & 6)
Roy Ayers – vibraphone (tracks 2, 5, 7 & 8)
Mike Melvoin – piano (tracks 2, 5, 7 & 8)
Ron Jefferson (tracks 1, 3, 4 7 6), Milt Turner (tracks 2, 5, 7 & 8) – drums

Recorded – Contemporary Studio in Los Angeles, CA on August 1, 1962 (# 1, 3, 4 & 6) and March 5, 1963 (# 2, 5, 7 & 8)

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