Richie Cole – Keeper Of The Flame (Full Album)

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Keeper of the Flame is an album by saxophonist Richie Cole recorded in 1978 and released on the Muse label.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated: “This is one of altoist Richie Cole’s best-ever albums.”

Track listing:
“As Time Goes By” (Herman Hupfeld) – 6:59
“I Can’t Get Started” (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 4:51
“Keeper of the Flame” (Richie Cole) – 6:09
“Harolds House of Jazz” (Cole, David Lahm) – 4:58
“Holiday for Strings” (David Rose) – 5:45
“New York Afternoon” (Richie Cole) – 3:59
“Strange Groove” (Richie Cole) – 4:57

Richie Cole – alto saxophone
Vic Juris – guitar
Harold Mabern – piano
Rick Laird – bass
Eddie Gladden – drums
Eddie Jefferson (tracks 4 & 6), The Alt-Tettes (track 7) – vocals


Released: 1979
Recorded: September 6, 1978
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Label: Muse
MR 5192
Producer: Mitch Farber