Jazz Eyes

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Jazz Eyes
Jazz Eyes.jpg
Studio album by
Released1957
RecordedSeptember 10, 1957
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length37:36
LabelRegent
MG 6056
ProducerOzzie Cadena
John Jenkins chronology
John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell
(1957)
Jazz Eyes
(1957)
Donald Byrd chronology
Modern Jazz Perspective
(1957)
Jazz Eyes
(1957)
Byrd in Paris
(1958)

Jazz Eyes is an album by saxophonist John Jenkins and trumpeter Donald Byrd recorded in 1957 and released on Regent Records (a subsidiary of Savoy Records). Savoy issued it again later with the alternate title Star Eyes.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Brandon Burke of Allmusic reviewed the album noting that "In keeping with much of Regent and Savoy's output at the time, all four tunes are based upon very relaxed, mid-tempo bop heads. As compositions, they aren't entirely memorable, but that shouldn't take anything away from the sublime groove maintained throughout the LP. Recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by John Jenkins except where noted

  1. "Star Eyes" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 10:00
  2. "Orpheus" - 8:20
  3. "Honeylike" - 9:15
  4. "Rockaway" - 10:00

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed June 8, 2015
  2. ^ a b Burke, B. Allmusic Review, February 1, 2013