Bill Leslie - Diggin' The Chicks (Japan Edition) (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 211.34 Mb | 35:02 | Scans included
Cool, Bop | Country: USA | Label: Argo/Verve/Universal (UCCC-9078)
Even though this is Bill Leslie's first album as a leader, he has already gained a solid reputation among musicians as a young tenor player who has achieved a good measure of singular self-expression, i.e., he is "inta something" or "taking care of bizness,” to use the easy jargon of the industry. And Leslie comes by this reputation through an admirable balance of musical attributes which combines a dazzling technical fluency with a deeply felt blues sense that Colors and broadens all his music. Listening to this first album, and reflecting on the individuality and emotional maturity of Leslie's playing at this stage of the game one cannot help but wonder where he will go next, and hope to be informed of his next move. This album really whets your appetite.