Herb Ellis & Remo Palmier – Windflower {Concord}


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

This album is most significant for being the first jazz recording in a few decades by guitarist Remo Palmier (who was also known early on as Palmieri). Fellow guitarist Herb Ellis was the leader but he gives his guest just as much solo space as he takes and, with the tasteful accompaniment of bassist George Duvivier and drummer Ron Traxler, the two old friends challenge each other on a variety of appealing chord changes including “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes,” “Close Your Eyes,” “Walkin'” and Jobim’s “Triste.” The success of this boppish set led to Palmieri getting his own Concord album the following year.

Tracks:
01 – Windflower
02 – The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
03 – My Foolish Heart
04 – Close Your Eyes
05 – Danny Boy
06 – Walkin’
07 – Stardust
08 – Triste
09 – Groove Merchant

Personnel:
Herb Ellis – guitar
Remo Palmier – guitar
George Duvivier – bass
Ron Traxler – drums

Recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, NY; 1978

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

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