Curtis Peagler & The Modern Jazz Disciples - Disciples Blues (1959-1960/2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 521.90 Mb | 76:48 | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Prestige/Fantasy - PRCD-24263-2
The Modern Jazz Disciples weren't a group for very long; 14 of the 15 masters they recorded for Prestige between 1959 and 1960 are present on this compilation of their only two releases. Praised by Cannonball Adderley and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (the latter who helped get them their record deal), this fine quintet deserved a better fate. Leader Curtis Peagler is a Charlie Parker-influenced alto saxophonist, while the other major soloist, William "Hicky" Kelley, plays the rarely heard normaphone, a sort of valve trombone built shaped somewhat like an alto sax. Both men are strong soloists and also engage in some sensitive interplay on occasion.