Wee Sneezawee

Wee Sneezawee is an album by American jazz saxophonist Jimmy Lyons recorded in 1983 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1]

Wee Sneezawee
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Studio album by
Jimmy Lyons Quintet
Released1983
RecordedSeptember 26 & 27, 1983
GenreJazz
Length42:45
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiovanni Bonandrini
Jimmy Lyons chronology
Burnt Offering
(1982)
Wee Sneezawee
(1983)
Give It Up
(1985)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]

The AllMusic review awarded the album 4 stars.[2] The New York City Jazz Record's reviewer wrote that "It's often dense and tense collectivized free jazz, but it's also radically egalitarian, each voice an equal even in the presence of Lyons' soaring virtuosity."[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz described the album as "the most conventional" of those recorded towards the end of Lyons's career.[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Jimmy Lyons
  1. "Wee Sneezawee" - 7:26
  2. "Gossip" - 7:29
  3. "Remembrance" - 6:56
  4. "Shackinback" - 9:10
  5. "Driads" - 11:44
  • Recorded at Vanguard Studios in New York City on September 26 & 27, 1983

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Black Saint Records discography accessed July 15, 2011
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed July 15, 2011
  3. ^ Broomer, Stuart (May 2015). "The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note". The New York City Jazz Record. No. 157. p. 32.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.