Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ted Curson - Tears for Dolphy

Although the term "avant-garde" is used several times in the liner notes, this quartet outing by trumpeter Ted Curson, tenor saxophonist Bill Barron, bassist Herb Bushler and drummer Dick Berk actually falls between hard bop and free bop. Curson and Barron in particular made for a potent team and their interplay on nine originals (five by Curson, four by Barron) is quite impressive, swinging and occasionally witty. This CD reissue brings back the entire Tears for Dolphy album plus three of the six songs from the Flip Top LP, all recorded the same day. Although the title cut does not live up to its potential, such tunes as "Kassim," "7/4 Funny Time," "Quicksand" and "Searchin' for the Blues" manage to be both explorative and surprisingly accessible.
Scott Yanow

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Ted Curson
Tears for Dolphy


1 Kassim (Curson) 7:42
2 East 6th Street (Barron) 5:48
3 7/4 Funny Time (Barron) 5:29
4 Tears for Dolphy (Curson) 8:32
5 Quicksand (Curson) 6:40
6 Reava's Waltz (Curson) 7:10
7 Searchin' for the Blues (Curson) 7:43
8 Desolation (Barron) 8:41
9 Light Blue (Barron) 3:39

Ted Curson - tp & pocket tp
Bill Barron - ts & cl
Herb Bushler - b
Dick Berk - dr

Recorded at Acousti Studio, Paris ; August 1, 1964


Melanchthon said...

ita diegues said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon.

Peter said...

Muchas muchas de mi tambien

jazzfriend said...

Y de mi, muchas gracias por toda la musica entregada en todo este tiempo.

Quiero aprovechar esta oportunidad, pues nevegamos en aguas turbulentas y no quiero quedarme con la sensacion de que no dije lo que sentía.

Eternamente agradecido Melanchthon.

Saludos desde Chile.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

grumpy said...

Thanks Mel, a welcome upgrade.

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel=)