Bill Cunliffe Sextet: Live at Rocco

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Los Angeles-based Bill Cunliffe has long had a strong reputation for his fine piano solos. This CD features him as a bandleader, arranger, and composer too. Cunliffe heads a top-notch sextet/septet also featuring trumpeter Clay Jenkins, Chuck Manning on tenor, trombonist Alex Iles, bassist Jeff D'Angelo, drummer Joe LaBarbera, and guest flutist Holly Hofmann. The band performs Thad Jones' "Ain't Nothin' Nu," Thelonious Monk's "Crepuscule With Nellie," and six Cunliffe originals. The music is advanced hard bop or post-bop, the arrangements are just unpredictable enough to keep one guessing, and the solos are consistently rewarding. Bill Cunliffe has recorded one rewarding CD...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Los Angeles-based Bill Cunliffe has long had a strong reputation for his fine piano solos. This CD features him as a bandleader, arranger, and composer too. Cunliffe heads a top-notch sextet/septet also featuring trumpeter Clay Jenkins, Chuck Manning on tenor, trombonist Alex Iles, bassist Jeff D'Angelo, drummer Joe LaBarbera, and guest flutist Holly Hofmann. The band performs Thad Jones' "Ain't Nothin' Nu," Thelonious Monk's "Crepuscule With Nellie," and six Cunliffe originals. The music is advanced hard bop or post-bop, the arrangements are just unpredictable enough to keep one guessing, and the solos are consistently rewarding. Bill Cunliffe has recorded one rewarding CD after another since the mid-'90s. This disc continues the trend.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/2002
  • Label: Azica
  • UPC: 787867222126
  • Catalog Number: 72221
  • Sales rank: 350,573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ain't Nothin' Nu (7:37)
  2. 2 Kingston (10:37)
  3. 3 Lakeside (7:49)
  4. 4 Unknown Flowers (9:30)
  5. 5 Hope (7:47)
  6. 6 Quirk of Fate (7:02)
  7. 7 Crepuscule With Nellie - Thelonious Monk (5:07)
  8. 8 Fubar (12:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Cunliffe Primary Artist, Piano
Clay Jenkins Trumpet
Jeff D'Angelo Bass
Holly Hofmann Flute
Joe La Barbera Drums
Chuck Manning Tenor Saxophone
Alex Iles Trombone
Technical Credits
Thad Jones Composer
Steve Barker Engineer
Bill Cunliffe Composer, Producer
Thelonious Monk Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Bruce Egre Executive Producer
James Covert Graphic Design
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