Tenor Saxophone – Rocky Boyd. Trumpet – Kenny Dorham. Recorded at Bell Sound Studios, New York City, 13th March 1961. Other Versions (5 of 13) View All. Cat.Ease It (LP, Album).
ROCKY BOYD is a hard bop music artist. John Erskine "Rocky" Boyd (Boston, 1936) is an American jazz saxophonist. He studied at the South End Music School, Berklee and the Boston Conservatory. Interested in jazz, he moved to New York in 1958 where he continued his studies while playing at jazz clubs.
John Erskine "Rocky" Boyd (Boston, 1936) is an American jazz saxophonist. Interested in jazz, he moved to New York City in 1958 where he continued his studies while playing at jazz clubs. He played his first date at the Five Spot. Before long, he was working with Johnny Griffin, Philly Joe Jones and Pete LaRoca.
Also known as. Rocky Boyd. His only studio album known to exist is Ease It, recorded in 1961 for Jazztime Records. Back in 1958, Boyd was quite renowned. he was hot, very hot at that period. He was responsible for bringing Sam Rivers into the music, Tony Williams into the music.
Listen to the biggest hits from Rocky Boyd, including Avers, West 42nd Street, Why Not?, and more on Slacker Radio. Ease It also included pianist Walter Bishop, J. bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete LaRoca and was outstanding early '60s hard bop date.
In 1990 the album was re-released on CD under the name "Kenny Dorham Quartet featuring Ernie Henry. Ease It (1961; aka West 42nd Street). Fontainebleau (1956).