Al Sears


Swing's The Thing

  • Release Date: 19 Jan 1995
  • OJCCD-838-2

Al Sears first made his mark with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, where he followed Ben Webster in 1943 as the featured tenor saxophonist. After writing the popular “Castle Rock” for Johnny Hodges in 1951, he became extremely successful in more commercial styles, both as a soloist and as a music publisher. This album, his belated debut as a leader, finds him in a more reflective mood, still placing primary emphasis on the blues (five of eight titles) yet showing levels of subtle… MORE