Dedication!

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Recorded for a small label that proceeded to go broke, Dedication! would not be released until nine years after its initial recording. This seems odd considering the all-star cast of players. Pianist Duke Pearson is joined by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, baritone player Pepper Adams, trombonist Willie Wilson, bassist Thomas Howard, and drummer Lex Humphries on seven selections. The set kicks off with Tommy Flanagan's "Minor Mishap," an upbeat piece that brings forth nice solos from everyone. This might be Pearson's session, but everybody is given plenty of room to cut loose. Wilson, for instance, is featured for the length of "The Nearness of You" and for a great deal ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Recorded for a small label that proceeded to go broke, Dedication! would not be released until nine years after its initial recording. This seems odd considering the all-star cast of players. Pianist Duke Pearson is joined by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, baritone player Pepper Adams, trombonist Willie Wilson, bassist Thomas Howard, and drummer Lex Humphries on seven selections. The set kicks off with Tommy Flanagan's "Minor Mishap," an upbeat piece that brings forth nice solos from everyone. This might be Pearson's session, but everybody is given plenty of room to cut loose. Wilson, for instance, is featured for the length of "The Nearness of You" and for a great deal of "Time After Time." This is fortunate in retrospect; he made few recordings and would pass away in 1963, two years after this record was made. Pearson also turns in a number of nice solos. Like Hank Jones, his light touch serves him well on instrumentals like "Blues for Alvina" and "Time After Time." The performances by Hubbard and Adams are topnotch throughout; they turn in first-rate work on numbers like Donald Byrd's "Lex" and the Pearson original "The Number Five." An important factor in the success of this album is the unusual combination of trumpet, trombone, and baritone saxophone that creates a resonant, full sound. Pearson would make a number of other fine recordings for Blue Note during the '60s, but none finer than this one. Dedication! serves as a fine introduction to a talented pianist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2000
  • Label: Ojc
  • UPC: 025218193924
  • Catalog Number: 1939
  • Sales rank: 66,809

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Minor Mishap (4:27)
  2. 2 Number Five (3:49)
  3. 3 The Nearness of You (5:04)
  4. 4 Apothegm (5:39)
  5. 5 Lex (5:51)
  6. 6 Blues for Alvina (7:14)
  7. 7 Time After Time (6:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Pearson Primary Artist, Piano
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone, Brass
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Tom Howard Bass
Thomas Howard Bass
Lex Humphries Drums
Wilfred Wilson Trombone
Willie Wilson Trombone
Technical Credits
Pepper Adams Composer
Duke Pearson Composer
Donald Byrd Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Kirk Felton Remastering
Mark Gardner Liner Notes
Fred Norsworthy Producer, Engineer
Jule Styne Composer
Willie Wilson Composer
Willie Wilson Composer
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