A fine all-round tenor player, Jimmy Forrest is best-known for recording Night Train, a song that he "borrowed" from the last part of Duke Ellington's Happy Go Lucky Local. While in high school in St. Louis, Forrest worked with pianist Eddie Johnson, the legendary Fate Marable, and the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra. In 1938, he went on the road with Don Albert and then was with Jay McShann's Orchestra (1940-1942). In New York, Forrest played with Andy Kirk (1942-1948) and Duke Ellington (1949) before returning to St. Louis. After recording Night Train, Forrest became a popular attraction and recorded a series of jazz-oriented RB singles. Among his most important later associations were with Harry Sweets Edison (1958-1963), Count Basie's Orchestra (1972-1977), and Al Grey, with whom he co-led a quintet until his death. Forrest recorded for United (reissued by Delmark), Prestige/New Jazz (1960-1962), and Palo Alto (1978). ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

Jimmy Forrest - Out Of The Forrest (Full Album)
Jimmy Forrest - That's All
Jimmy Forrest – Black Forrest ( Full Album )
Body and Soul -- Jimmy Forrest
Jimmy Forrest Night Train
Jimmy Forrest - These Foolish Things
Jimmy Forrest - I Love You [1961]
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