Baby Face Willette - Face To Face

Baby Face Willette - Face To Face

Catalogue Code: 716732

Barcode: 5050457167325

Release Date: 10 Feb 2017

Organist Roosevelt ‘Baby Face’ Willette released very few albums under his own name (two in 1961 and further releases in 1964 and 1965) but each and every one of them is worthy of attention. He had first come to the attention of Blue Note through his work with Lou Donaldson and Grant Green, appearing on their respective albums in ’61 and getting the chance at fronting his own combo later the same year. Face To Face was his first album for the label and features five Willette originals among the six tracks on display. There is much here to enjoy, as well as ponder why he didn’t become a major artist for the label. The supporting musicianship, which also features Grant Green, is every bit as magnificent.

1. Swingin' At Sugar Ray's
2. Goin' Down
3. Whatever Lola Wants
4. Face To Face
5. Something Strange
6. High 'N' Low