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CHARLIE PERSIP <br> Right Down Front <br> 1978 (Bethlehem Records - Out of Print)

Details: Bethlehem BCP-6046, stereo, gray white & black label, issued 1978, recorded 1960.

Condition: Vinyl VG+++, Jacket VG++

Out of Print and Not Available as CD.

From the All Music Guide:

Drummer Charlie Persip has not had that many opportunities to lead sessions through the years; in fact, this album was his only one until 1980. His quintet includes up-and-coming players (trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor saxophonist Roland Alexander, pianist Ronnie Matthews, and bassist Ron Carter) whom one assumes he could not hold onto for long. The music (even the original) is essentially mainstream bop with some strong solos from the horns and several spots (most notably on "The Champ") for the leader. Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave subs for Hubbard on one of the five cuts.

The tracks are:
1. Sevens (Alexander) - 6:41
2. The Song Is You (Hammerstein/Kern) - 6:44
3. Right Down Front (Cassey) - 5:23
4. Soul March (Alexander) - 7:52
5. The Champ (A Suite in Six Movements) (Gillespie) - 9:36

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