Big Brass

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Big Brass
Big Brass.jpg
Studio album by
Released1960
RecordedNovember 25, 1960
StudioNola Penthouse Studio, New York City
GenreJazz
Length39:53
LabelCandid
CJS 9011
ProducerNat Hentoff
Benny Bailey chronology
Quincy - Here We Come
(1959)
Big Brass
(1960)
Midnight in Europe
(1964)

Big Brass is an album by trumpeter Benny Bailey featuring performances recorded in late 1960 and originally released on the Candid label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

Ken Dryden of Allmusic says, "Big Brass marks one of trumpeter Benny Bailey's earliest efforts as a leader, but it is also one of the best releases of his career. ...The entire session has a relaxed air, as if old friends got together to play some well-rehearsed material, so it is warmly recommended".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hard Sock Dance" (Quincy Jones) - 5:47
  2. "Alison" (Hale Smith) - 6:46
  3. "Tipsy" (Oliver Nelson) - 6:54
  4. "Please Say Yes" (Tom McIntosh) - 5:58
  5. "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 8:03
  6. "Maud's Mood" (Benny Bailey) - 6:25

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, D., & Callahan, M., Candid Records discography accessed October 19, 2015
  2. ^ Jazzlists Candid Label Discography, accessed October 19, 2015
  3. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Big Brass – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 19, 2015.