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Movin’ Right Along by Arnett Cobb

Arnett Cobb is "Movin’ Right Along" on all eight tracks that encompass this original jazz classic. Released in 1960 originally, it was a roadmap to the sound of bop with seasoned players like Sam Jones (bass), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Art Taylor (drums), and Bobby Timmons (piano). An added facet to the sound was congas, which at the time where traditionally used in Latin infused jazz. Although it was unusual, it was a welcome addition. Danny Barrajanos and Buck Clarke provide the percussive element for Cobb on this set.

There is a steady funky beat throughout the recording; it is clearly a well-conceived mixture of soul and jazz with Cobb leading the way with his vital tenor saxophone playing. The rest of the band reciprocates Cobb’s pleasingly inspired blowing by playing with him and complimenting him at the same time, which is not always the easiest task to accomplish depending on the lead instrument and the musician’s proficiency. In this case, he is far beyond proficient, he is masterful and his tone exceptional.

This is not one of the longer jazz CD’s I have heard, it was however very satisfying. I listened to it several times realizing with each successive listen how amazing Cobb played. It is not hard to understand why it is an OJC. Any discriminating jazz collector would want this album in their library, particularly those that appreciate saxophone genius.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Arnett Cobb
  • CD Title: Movin’ Right Along
  • Genre: BeBop / Hard Bop
  • Year Released: 1960
  • Record Label: Prestige
  • Tracks: Nitty Gritty All I Do Is Dream of You (I Dont Stand) A Ghost of a Chance Exactly Like You Walkin' Softly
  • Musicians: Arnett Cobb(Sax (Tenor)),Tommy Flanagan(Piano),Sam Jones(Bass),Art Taylor(Drums),Bobby Timmons(Piano),Danny Barrajanos(Conga),Buck Clark(Conga);
  • Rating: Five Stars
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