Leroy Vinnegar Sextet – Leroy Walks (Full ALbum)

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Leroy Walks! is the debut album by American jazz bassist Leroy Vinnegar recorded in 1957 and released on the Contemporary label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
On this reissue CD of a Contemporary set (bassist Leroy Vinnegar’s first as a leader), six of the seven songs have the word “walk” in their title, including “Would You Like to Take a Walk,” “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home,” “I’ll Walk Alone,” and Vinnegar’s original “Walk On.” Vinnegar actually does not take much solo space and generously features his talented sidemen: vibraphonist Victor Feldman, trumpeter Gerald Wilson, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, pianist Carl Perkins, and drummer Tony Bazley. A fine, straight-ahead session.

Track listing:
“Walk On” (Leroy Vinnegar) – 8:23
“Would You Like to Take a Walk?” (Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren) – 6:52
“On the Sunny Side of the Street” (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 5:37
“Walkin'” (Richard Carpenter) – 6:24
“Walkin’ My Baby Back Home” (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) – 4:47
“I’ll Walk Alone” (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) – 3:30
“Walking by the River” (Una Mae Carlisle, Robert Sour) – 5:3

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on July 15 (tracks 1 & 4), September 16 (tracks 3, 5 & 6), and September 23 (tracks 2 & 7), 1957

Leroy Vinnegar – bass
Gerald Wilson – trumpet
Teddy Edwards – tenor saxophone
Victor Feldman – vibraphone
Carl Perkins – piano
Tony Bazley – drums


Released: 1958
Recorded: July 15 and September 6 & 23, 1957
Los Angeles, CA
Length: 41:06
Label: Contemporary C3542/S7542
Producer: Lester Koenig