Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Curtis Fuller - Imagination [Savoy]

Prior to the official formation of the Jazztet with trumpeter Art Farmer, trombonist Curtis Fuller and tenorman Benny Golson made several albums together, usually with other trumpeters. This somewhat rare date has trumpeter Thad Jones, bassist Jimmy Garrison, drummer Dave Bailey, and, most significantly, pianist McCoy Tyner in his recording debut completing the sextet. Fuller arranged all five of the songs, four of which were his originals. Although the material (other than the lone standard "Imagination") is unfamiliar, the chord changes inspire the players to create some fine solos. Easily recommended to hard bop fans lucky enough to find this album.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kcfixqegld6e

Curtis Fuller


1 Kachin (Fuller)  6:57
2 Bang Bang (Parker)  6:11
3 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen)  6:50
4 Blues de Funk (Fuller)  9:10
5 Lido Road (Fuller)  8:23


Curtis Fuller - tb
Benny Golson - ts
Thad Jones - tp
McCoy Tyner - p
Jimmy Garrison - b
Dave Bailey - dr

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 17, 1959


Jason said...

Fuller's Blues-ette has always been a high-rotation record in my house. Great to hear these. Thank you.

yewsta said...

Thank you, mel

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel!!

Otis Foster said...

Sound upgrade. Thanks Mel

Kovina Kris said...

Tyner's debut, eh? Gotta check this one out. Thanks!

duck said...

great update, Thanks again Mel

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Outstanding! Thank you.

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cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon! And last but not least congratulations for your special care on recovering those LP fronts (& rear, naturaly!).

Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracias Mell!

Doug said...

Thanks Mel.

danair said...

Thanks very much Mel.

Brush&Stick said...

Great band, thanks so much!

Fred Archtop said...

Great herd ! Thanks a million Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Patrick duka said...

Many thanks