Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Duke Pearson ”The Right Touch”

Duke Pearson

The Right Touch
( LP Blue Note Records, 1968 )
Catalog # BST 84267
** Also issued on Blue Note CDP 7243 8 28269-2

Make It Good
Los Malos Hombres
Scrap Iron
My Love Waits (O Meu Amor Espera)
Chili Pepper
Los Malos Hombres [alternate take/*] (Bonus)

Personnel & Notes:
Freddie Hubbard (tp)
Garnett Brown (tb)
James Spaulding (as)
Jerry Dodgion (as, fl)
Stanley Turrentine (ts)
Duke Pearson (p, arr)
Gene Taylor (b)
Grady Tate (d)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 13, 1967

Duke Pearson rises to the challenge of writing for an all-star octet (with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Garnett Brown, altoist James Spaulding, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, bassist Gene Taylor, drummer Grady Tate, and the leader/pianist), contributing colorful frameworks and consistently challenging compositions. The set is full of diverse melodies (the reissue has a previously unissued take of “Los Malos Hombres”) played by a variety of distinctive soloists; many of these songs deserve to be revived. This is one of the finest recordings of Duke Pearson’s career.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier


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troods said...

Incredible octet, great names in jazz! Thank you for all your wonderful work.

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