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Born in New Orleans, saxophonist Pony Poindexter (1926-1988) was a much respected but scarcely recorded musician who played in the orchestras of Billy Eckstine and Lionel Hampton in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s. Like nearly all of the saxophonists of his generation, he was clearly influenced by Charlie Parker. Quickly assimilating the complexities of bebop, he made a name for himself on the West Coast. Poindexter played with the Wes Montgomery group in 1959, but his big break occurred in 1961 when he started a two-year engagement with the vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. This relative fame allowed him to cross the Atlantic in 1964. Released in 1962, Pony’s Express (Epic LA-16035) marked one of his few albums as a leader and finds him in the distinguished company of such stars as Eric Dolphy, Dexter Gordon, and Pepper Adams.
- PONY POINDEXTER, alto & soprano sax (also vc on 8) on all tracks, plus:
- ERIC DOLPHY, PHIL WOODS, SONNY RED, GENE QUILL (as),
- DEXTER GORDON, CLIFFORD JORDAN, JIMMY HEATH, BILLY MITCHELL,
- SAL NISTICO (ts), PEPPER ADAMS (bar), GILDO MAHONES,
- TOMMY FLANAGAN (p), RON CARTER, BILL YANCEY (b),
- ELVIN JONES, CHARLIE PERSIP (d).
- New York, February-May, 1962.
New York, February-May, 1962.
- (*) From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.
- (**) Bonus tracks: Pony Poindexter (as), Wes Montgomery (g),
- Buddy Montgomery (p), Monk Montgomery (b), Louis Hayes (d).
- Los Angeles, October 1, 1959.
- 01 CATIN’ LATIN
- 02 SALT PEANUTS
- 03 SKYLARK
- 04 STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE
- 05 BLUE
- 06 “B” FREQUENCY
- 07 MICKEY MOUSE MARCH
- 08 BASIN STREET BLUES
- 09 PONY’S EXPRESS
- 10 LANYOP
- 11 ARTISTRY IN RHYTHM
- 12 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER *
- 13 SUMMERTIME **
- 14 MONK’S SHOP **
- 15 FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE **
- 16 RENIE
TOTAL TIME: 67:30 Min.
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