Begin Again

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Altoist Dave Glasser, who perhaps is best known for his playing and recordings with Clark Terry, has an unusual tone and a searching style that one could imagine being featured on very advanced jazz. On Begin Again, Glasser mostly sticks to bebop standards with his quartet, including songs by Charlie Parker, Gigi Gryce, Lester Young, and Thelonious Monk. Glasser's tone is more advanced than his choice of notes, his rhythm section is excellent Tardo Hammer ranges from Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk to more recent modern mainstream players and Glasser clearly knows this music quite well. The four originals by Glasser or Hammer whose "Conviction" is based on Monk's "Evidence" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Altoist Dave Glasser, who perhaps is best known for his playing and recordings with Clark Terry, has an unusual tone and a searching style that one could imagine being featured on very advanced jazz. On Begin Again, Glasser mostly sticks to bebop standards with his quartet, including songs by Charlie Parker, Gigi Gryce, Lester Young, and Thelonious Monk. Glasser's tone is more advanced than his choice of notes, his rhythm section is excellent Tardo Hammer ranges from Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk to more recent modern mainstream players and Glasser clearly knows this music quite well. The four originals by Glasser or Hammer whose "Conviction" is based on Monk's "Evidence" is in the bebop tradition. Once one gets used to Glasser's sound, this set can easily be enjoyed by bop fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2004
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454037322
  • Catalog Number: 373
  • Sales rank: 336,969

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Still of the Night (7:04)
  2. 2 Steeplechase (6:40)
  3. 3 Reminiscing (3:14)
  4. 4 Social Call (5:25)
  5. 5 Salt Peanuts (5:06)
  6. 6 Begin Again (5:03)
  7. 7 Taking a Chance on Love (5:05)
  8. 8 Team Time (4:08)
  9. 9 Bossa for Brigitte (6:00)
  10. 10 Conviction (8:00)
  11. 11 Tickle Toe (4:48)
  12. 12 Reflections (2:35)
  13. 13 Epistrophy (6:29)
  14. 14 When You Wish Upon a Star (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Glasser Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone
Tardo Hammer Piano
Lee Hudson Bass
Technical Credits
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Gigi Gryce Composer
Lester Young Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Jon Bates Producer, Liner Notes
Clark Terry Liner Notes
Kenny Clarke Composer
Frank Foster Liner Notes
Leigh Harline Composer
Dave Kowalski Engineer, Mastering
John Latouche Composer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Charlie Parker Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Phil Woods Liner Notes
Ted Fetter Composer
Dave Glasser Composer
Ian Clifford Cover Design, Booklet Design
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