Monday, August 15, 2016

Ted Dunbar - Opening Remarks

A self-taught guitarist who later became an instructor, Ted Dunbar's pithy riffs, taut solos, and accompaniment have been featured in hard bop, soul-jazz, jazz-rock, and free situations. Dunbar played trumpet and guitar at Texas Southern in the mid-and late '50s. He worked with Arnett Cobb, Don Wilkerson, and Joe Turner. Dunbar studied and played with Dave Baker at Indiana in the early '60s, sometimes subbing for Wes Montgomery. He moved to New York in the mid-'60s, and performed and recorded with Gil Evans in the '70s, as well as Tony Williams' Lifetime and Frank Foster. He also worked with Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter, Billy Harper, Roy Haynes, and McCoy Tyner. He was involved with Billy Taylor's Jazzmobile project, the New Jazz Repertory Co., and the National Jazz Ensemble before joining Livingston College's (Rutgers) faculty in 1972. On top of recording sessions as a leader for Xanadu and Muse, Dunbar also wrote several books on jazz harmony and guitar before his death in 1998.
Ron Wynn

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/artist/ted-dunbar-p6432

Ted Dunbar
Opening Remarks

Tracks

1 Entrance/Two Areas  9:08
2 Hang in There  7:43
3 Lazy Lane  4:41
4 Never Again  5:23
5 Tonal Search  8:06
6 Grand Mal-Petit Mal/Exit  5:42

All Compositions by Ted Dunbar

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Personnel
Ted Dunbar - g
Tommy Flanagan - p
Sam Jones - b
Leroy Williams - dr

Recorded at RCA Studios, New York City ; January 24, 1978

25 comments:

theblueamos said...

thank you so much dear melanchthon for the wonderful musuc you oppened my ears to.merry christmas

nlrp said...

many thanks and season greetings.

L.O.L. said...

Thanks, Mel:)

LaroSwing said...

Thank you very much for Ted Dunbar :-)

PgUpPgDn said...

very rare bird, missing peace of puzzle - thanks Mel!

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

theblueamos said...

wanderful album all the best

Chris said...

Thanks Mel, another top album to digest, kriztof :)

Danneau said...

Comme tous les autres types par ici, j'apprécie énormément ce disque. Un grand merci, M. Melanchthon.

duck said...

all this wonderful music make an old musician very happy, thanks again Mel

cba said...

BIG thanks for it Melanchthon.
btw
any chance to find (and upload) this one:

NY5 - Music For Violin & Jazz Quartet - Urbaniak Roy Hayynes, K.Barron, B.Willians, T. Dunbar
@
JazzAmericanMarketing JAM 001 (1980)?

If you got this i promise you to clem yr glasses every day a life long :-)))

Vancouver said...

Hi Mel - I was wondering if there's any chance you could re-up this title (T Dunbar Opening Remarks). If so, I'd be eternally grateful!! Thanks again for your wonderful blog that has already introduced me to so much valuable material.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

Jonathan F. King said...

Another obscure piece of vinyl saved from my clueless efforts to digitize it! Thanks so much..

neil said...

Missed this first time around, mel, so many thanks for the opportunity to hear it now...

Melanchthon said...

http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/n54JSQv0/file.html
http://www59.zippyshare.com/v/YKQiOuEe/file.html

kingpossum said...

Wow, what a treat. I didn't know Mr. Dunbar. The spare and sometimes angular arrangements bring to mind Grachan Moncur III, tom me. Great evening listening here. Merci beaucoup.

deGallo said...

Great! Thank you.

danair said...

Thanks for the reup Mel :)

musician3 said...

AMAZING............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

rowgatien said...

Thanks very much

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Zor Ekologikoa said...

lovely music! is the pass melanchthon? TA!

Anonymous said...

Ted was "instrumental" to the success of so many recordings, I still can hear him in my mind on, e.g., "Music For Violin & Jazz Quartet", by Michal Urbaniak. Thank you for keeping Ted alive, MM.