Ease It

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Ease It
Ease It.jpg
Studio album by Rocky Boyd Quintet
Released 1961
Recorded March 13, 1961
Bell Sound Studios, New York
Genre Jazz
Length 39:42 (original LP)
Label Jazztime Records
(JTL 001)
Black Lion
(BLCD 760119)
Producer Fred Norsworthy
Kenny Dorham chronology
Whistle Stop
(1961)Whistle Stop1961
Ease It
(1961)
Inta Somethin'
(1961)Inta Somethin'1961
Alternative cover
Black Lions West 42nd Street
Black Lions West 42nd Street
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Ease It is a jazz album credited to Rocky Boyd's Quintet, featuring Kenny Dorham on trumpet.[3] It is the only album known to exist by this obscure saxophonist, and was released by the equally obscure Jazztime Records, here at its first release (JTL 001). It was also released by Muse Records as Ease It! (MR 5053). In 1989, Black Lion released an ultimate edition on CD titled West 42nd Street, credited to Kenny Dorham, which comprised all the takes from the session.

Track listing[edit]

Ease It (1961)

  1. "Avars" (Boyd) – 7:42
  2. "Stella by Starlight" (Young, Washington) – 5:05
  3. "Why Not?" (LaRoca) – 7:26
  4. "Ease It!" (Chambers) – 10:35
  5. "Samba De Orfeu" (Luiz Bonfá) – 4:31
  6. "West 42nd Street" (Hardin) – 4:23

West 42nd Street (1989)

  1. "Avars" [Take 3] – 7:42
  2. "Stella by Starlight" [Take 1] – 5:05
  3. "Stella by Starlight" [Take 2] – 5:17
  4. "Why Not?" [Take 1] – 7:26
  5. "Why Not?" [Take 2] – 9:17
  6. "Ease It!" [Take 1] – 10:35
  7. "Samba De Orfeu" [Take 5] – 4:31
  8. "Samba De Orfeu" [Take 6] – 4:29
  9. "West 42nd Street" [Take 7] – 3:51
  10. "West 42nd Street" [Take 8] – 4:23

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ease It at AllMusic
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 64. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Ease It at Jazzdisco