Family First

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
While the individual solos on vibraphonist Mark Sherman's Family First are impressive, as are his six originals, it is the blend between Sherman and trumpeter/flugelhornist Joe Magnarelli that really makes this a distinctive and special disc. The lead voices often think in similar ways, as does pianist Allen Farnham, who contributed "Lazy Autumn." Some of the music is reminiscent of Bobby Hutcherson in the 1970s, but other parts are quite original while being tied to at least the outer stretches of hard bop. Chances are that none of the originals will catch on as future standards but they definitely inspire these musicians to play at their most creative within modern ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
While the individual solos on vibraphonist Mark Sherman's Family First are impressive, as are his six originals, it is the blend between Sherman and trumpeter/flugelhornist Joe Magnarelli that really makes this a distinctive and special disc. The lead voices often think in similar ways, as does pianist Allen Farnham, who contributed "Lazy Autumn." Some of the music is reminiscent of Bobby Hutcherson in the 1970s, but other parts are quite original while being tied to at least the outer stretches of hard bop. Chances are that none of the originals will catch on as future standards but they definitely inspire these musicians to play at their most creative within modern straight-ahead jazz. Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2007
  • Label: Miles High Records
  • UPC: 725543860026
  • Catalog Number: 8600
  • Sales rank: 325,576

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Explorations (5:56)
  2. 2 Fantasize (5:03)
  3. 3 Family First (5:53)
  4. 4 With Hope (5:10)
  5. 5 Wapango (4:57)
  6. 6 Lazy Autumn (3:50)
  7. 7 Symmetrical (5:03)
  8. 8 Punjab (5:05)
  9. 9 We'll Be Together Again (5:43)
  10. 10 A New Blue (7:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Sherman Primary Artist, Percussion, Vibes
Allen Farnham Piano
Tim Horner Conga, Drums
Dean Johnson Bass
Joe Magnarelli Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Wilson "Chembo" Corniel Jr. Conga
Technical Credits
Paquito d'Rivera Composer
Allen Farnham Composer
Jimmy Heath Composer
Mark Sherman Composer, Liner Notes
Paul Wickliffe Mastering
Miles Sherman Cover Portrait
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