Grachan Moncur III

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HS104VL
Release Notes
  • High quality reissues: Quality sound taken from the original master tapes
  • 180g vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork

A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful “new thing” jazz session from Blue Note — and proof that the avant garde in the 60s didn’t necessarily have to resort to blowing their heads off to make fantastic music! Trombonist Grachan Moncur III organized the session — but like other key Blue Note dates of this type, including work from Tony Williams and Jackie McLean, the album’s a very evenly-weighted date that features equal contributions from all members involved! The lineup’s a dream — and features Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Tony Williams on drums — and the set’s very much in the vein of Williams’ Life Time album for Blue Note — with lots of dark, moody, and extremely complex compositions — and beautifully restrained modern solos. Moncur wrote all the tracks, and titles include “The Twins”, “Nomadic”, “Gnostic”, and “Thandiwa” (courtesy of www.dustygroove.com)