The Birdlanders


The Birdlanders, Vol. 2

  • Release Date: 09 May 2000
  • OJCCD-1931-2

When the French pianist Henri Renaud organized recording sessions in New York in early 1954, he sought out prominent musicians who often played at Birdland. For the pieces on this second volume of The Birdlanders, he assigned leadership of one group to bassist Oscar Pettiford, with Renaud and drummer Max Roach (under the pseudonym “Maxwell Rich”) also in the rhythm section. The front line was trombonist Kai Winding, tenor saxophonist Al Cohn, and guitarist Tal Farlow. Cohn led a q… MORE