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'Baby Face' Willette


Face To Face



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'Baby Face' Willette - Face To Face album download


A1 Swingin' At Sugar Ray's 6:35
A2 Goin' Down 7:24
A3 Whatever Lola Wants 7:21
B1 Face To Face 6:17
B2 Somethin' Strange 6:42
B3 High 'N' Low 7:07

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  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


  • Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
  • Drums – Ben Dixon
  • Guitar – Grant Green
  • Liner Notes – Robert Levin
  • Organ – 'Baby Face' Willette
  • Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff
  • Producer – Alfred Lion
  • Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Tenor Saxophone – Fred Jackson


Recorded on January 30, 1961.

Label variation: see photos with no specific New York address.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BLP 4068 'Baby Face' Willette Face To Face ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note BLP 4068 US 1961
TOCJ-6471, BLP 4068 'Baby Face' Willette Face To Face ‎(CD, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note TOCJ-6471, BLP 4068 Japan 2005
DOX851 'Baby Face' Willette Face To Face ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Doxy DOX851 Europe 2011
BN 4068, BST 84068 'Baby Face' Willette Face To Face ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note BN 4068, BST 84068 Japan 1990
UCCQ-9197 'Baby Face' Willette Face To Face ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Blue Note UCCQ-9197 Japan 2015

Face to Face is the debut album by American jazz organist Baby Face Willette featuring performances recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1961. All compositions by Baby Face Willette except as indicated. Swingin' at Sugar Ray's" - 6:35. Whatever Lola Wants" (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) - 7:21. Face to Face" - 6:17.

While it's true that Baby Face Willette's Stop and Listen is widely regarded as his finest recording, this, his Blue Note debut from January of 1961, should not by any means be overlooked. After all, before this session he had the same lot as most Blue Note artists at the time; they played as sidemen on other's recordings before being allowed to headline their own dates. Willette performed on dates by Grant Green (Grant's First Stand) and Lou Donaldson (Here 'Tis). Face to Face boasts a mighty meat and potatoes soul-jazz lineup: Green on guitar, Fred Jackson on tenor,.

B2. Somethin’ Strange. Although not as well known as label mate Jimmy Smith, Baby Face Willette’s (1933-1971) contribution to the jazz organ should not be overlooked. In fact, his 1961 debut on Blue Note, Face To Face-featuring Fred Jackson on tenor sax and Ben Dixon on drums (both unsung heroes of jazz) and the great Grant Green on guitar-is an amazingly groovy soul jazz affair with Willette proving that he isn’t afraid to get downright funky on the Hammond B-3 (check out Something Strange and .

Baby Face’ Willette, who had two dates as a leader on BN, is on the keys on 'Grant’s First Stand’, his debut album. His approach is not cluttered either, but such is the 'thicker’ sound of the organ, the contrast with Green is a satisfying one. Before Green got bogged down in all the funk stuff, he made swinging records like this one. Not to be missed! silentway. The track here is from his last album 'Behind the 8 Ball’, recorded in 1964. It’s an old spiritual 'Just a closer walk with thee’, and he plays it exceptionally.

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