Cecil Payne Dossier#1 - An ongoing series of posts on one of the giants of baritone sax
The Cecil Payne-Benny Bailey Quintet
Laren, Netherlands, April 3, 1980
Benny Bailey (t), Cecil Payne (barysax), Cees Slinger (p), John Clayton (b), John Engels (d).
Blue 'n' Boogie
Notes on the rhythm section:
Cees Slinger (1929-2007): Influenced by Cedar Walton, Slinger was an important figure in Dutch modern jazz of the 1950s, both as the founder and leader of the hard bop combo "Diamond Five" and the accompanist of many visiting American jazz musicians. However, in post-Beatlemania Netherlands, he found it impossible to get gigs, so he gave up the idea of living as a musicians altogether and became a steel factory worker until 1974, when he was successfully persuaded by Philly Joe Jones to return to playing.