Hip Walk: Jazz Undercurrents in 60s New York / Various - It's hard to get a keen grasp of what the concept or unifying thread might be behind this compilation, other than that it's all 1960s New York jazz, and was mostly issued on the Riverside, Prestige, and Milestone labels. If the idea was to simply make an anthology of 1960s New York jazz, that's as impossible to adequately reflect in a single CD (and for that matter a box set) as 1960s London rock would within a single disc. The music itself, though, isn't any the worse for the thematic vagueness. It's a good (and, at 76 minutes, long) disc for those who aren't diligently building a thorough jazz collection, but want some reasonably wide-ranging samplers of quality sounds around.
Ca' Purange (Jungle Soul) - Gene Ammons
Nuther'n Like Thuther'n - Willis "Gator" Jackson
Selim - Johnny Lytle
Muscle Soul - Phil Upchurch
Ping Pong - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Love Theme from "Spartacus" - Yusef Lateef
Brother John - Cannonball Adderley
Eastern Blues - Gary Bartz
Kicker - Joe Henderson
Cantaloupe Woman - George Braith
Soulful Drums - Joe Dukes
Village Caller - Johnny Lytle
Lotus Blossom - Kenny Dorham
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.