This gorgeous recording of ballads is undeniably one of Bennie Wallace’s finest, and features fellow jazz greats, pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Eddie Gomez. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bennie Wallace burst onto the international jazz scene in 1979 with his award-winning debut, The Fourteen Bar Blues. The critical acclaim was overwhelming, hailing Wallace as the “New Saxophone Giant,” the youngest in a proud lineage that includes Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Albert Ayler and Sonny Rollins.
Following that auspicious debut, Bennie Wallace took over the role of the forwardlooking, exploratory traditionalist. He’s made recordings as a leader with such diverse jazz greats as Tommy Flanagan, Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez, Dave Holland, John Scofield, Elvin Jones, Harold Ashby, Oliver Lake, Ray Anderson, Yosuke Yamashita, Jimmy Knepper and, on records which accentuate his Southern roots, collaborations with legends Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John and other blues and gospel artists.