Energy Fields

Energy Fields

by Ralph Lalama
     
 
Tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama is a veteran of many record dates as a sideman, though he has had relatively few opportunities to record as a leader, something that should be corrected. Energy Fields is his first session of his own for a U.S. label, where the big-toned tenorist is well accompanied by guitarist John Hart (a gifted

Overview

Tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama is a veteran of many record dates as a sideman, though he has had relatively few opportunities to record as a leader, something that should be corrected. Energy Fields is his first session of his own for a U.S. label, where the big-toned tenorist is well accompanied by guitarist John Hart (a gifted soloist and leader who is also underrated), bassist Rick Petrone, and drummer Joe Corsello. They negotiate Woody Shaw's post-bop masterpiece "The Moontrane" with skill, as Lalama soars with his potent horn. He adds a bit of dissonance to his explosive take of Charlie Parker's blues riff "Buzzy," sharing the solo spotlight with his musicians. The slightly funky take of the ballad "Old Folks" provides a refreshing approach to this decades-old chestnut. Lalama's majestic tone in the superb arrangements of "Like Someone in Love" and the easygoing "Indian Summer" recall Dexter Gordon at the peak of his powers. The session is wrapped up with a majestic, magical rendition of Alec Wilder's neglected ballad "Blackberry Winter."

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
Label:
Mighty Quinn
UPC:
0892094001076
catalogNumber:
1116

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ralph Lalama   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
John Hart   Guitar
Joe Corsello   Drums
Rick Petrone   Bass

Technical Credits

John Hart   Arranger
Woody Shaw   Composer
Wayne Shorter   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
Richard Corsello   Engineer
Michael Cuscuna   Liner Notes
Dubin   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
David Angilello   Art Direction
Jerry Roche   Producer,Audio Production
W. Robison   Composer
R. Lalama   Composer
L. McLohon   Composer
A. Wilder   Composer
C. Parker   Composer
A. Green   Composer
V. Herbert   Composer
D. Hill   Composer

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