barabara sounds sez:
Actually I don't know a whole lot about trombonist Al Grey, barring what's out there on Wiki, which doesn't even mention this album on Argo from 1963. But this features some excellent early Bobby Hutcherson vibes, so that's good enough for me — plus Billy Mitchell on sax. Check out the great tribute to the man by Nancy Wilson on NPR (below), which includes some very nice sound clips.
NPR (Jazz Profiles) sez:
Trombonist Al Grey was famous as "the last of the big time plungers," for his mastery at using a plumber's plunger to manipulate the color of his instrument. The result was a soulful quality that sounds as if he's singing the blues.
Al Grey (tb), Dave Burns (tp), Billy Mitchell (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Earl Washington (p), Herman Wright (b), Otis "Candy" Finch (dr), Philip Thomas (dr, cga)
recorded 1962/11/2,5 Chicago
Blues In The Night; Stella By Starlight; The Way You Look Tonight; Through For The Night; Stardust; Night And Day; Laughing Tonight