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Gene Russell

Gene Russell - New Direction (Real Gone Music)

£20.99 £23.49

RELEASED: 4th June 2021
Vinyl LP

Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat No:  RLGM12211PMI

The first album released by the most sought-after label, bar none, among jazz collectors! And since keyboardist Gene Russell was at the artistic helm of Black Jazz, it was only natural that the label's debut record featured Russell himself, with the fitting title New Direction.

Oft-bootlegged, with original copies commanding princely sums, New Direction, while a fairly straight-ahead piano trio outing, sets the tone for the entire label with its modal and soul jazz flourishes, and features such sidemen as double bassist Henry "The Skipper" Franklin and drummer Steve Clover.


1. Black Orchid
2. Hitting The Jug
3. Willow Weep For Me
4. Listen Here
5. On Green Dolphin Street
6. Silver’s Serenade
7. My Cherie Amour
8. Making Bread