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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Ron McClure has been a valuable sideman since shortly after his arrival in New York City in 1964, while he has found regular opportunities to record as a leader since he started working with Steeplechase in the late '80s. This 2007 session expands his earlier trio with veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry and up-and-coming pianist George Colligan both of whom also record as leaders for the label by adding the in-demand drummer Billy Drummond. Although McClure chose nine originals for the recording date, it is not about his ego, as they are stimulating charts that allow everyone sufficient space to play, though each of them prefers to pass the baton rather than attempt the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Ron McClure has been a valuable sideman since shortly after his arrival in New York City in 1964, while he has found regular opportunities to record as a leader since he started working with Steeplechase in the late '80s. This 2007 session expands his earlier trio with veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry and up-and-coming pianist George Colligan both of whom also record as leaders for the label by adding the in-demand drummer Billy Drummond. Although McClure chose nine originals for the recording date, it is not about his ego, as they are stimulating charts that allow everyone sufficient space to play, though each of them prefers to pass the baton rather than attempt the all-too-common marathon solos that run out of steam too early. The happy, easygoing swinger "Half a Nice Day" contrasts with the tense post-bop "Kalman's Dance." The breezy midtempo "Better Late Than Never" conveys the essence of the constant rush in a metropolis, while McClure's lush ballad "New Moon" features his understated bass accompanied by Colligan's sparse piano and Drummond's whispering brushes. This is another excellent date by Ron McClure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Steeplechase
  • UPC: 716043167326
  • Catalog Number: 31673
  • Sales rank: 347,278

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Half a Nice Day (5:54)
  2. 2 Kalman's Dance (8:34)
  3. 3 Hostil Terrain (7:37)
  4. 4 Better Late Than Never (8:05)
  5. 5 It's Always Now (7:39)
  6. 6 New Moon (8:46)
  7. 7 Lotus (7:24)
  8. 8 Let's Went (7:02)
  9. 9 Ulala (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ron McClure Primary Artist, Bass
Billy Drummond Drums
George Colligan Piano
Rich Perry Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ron McClure Composer, Liner Notes
Jon Rosenberg Engineer
Nils Winther Producer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Bass playing to savor in a quartet of outstanding musicians

    Since I've never been one for abrasive, edgy jazz, this CD really appeals to me. Ron McClure has been around for quite some time, and the smoothness of this music is a welcome, though subtle, change. His outstanding bass playing shines especially in the gently moody Hostile Terrain as well as in New Moon. Rich Perry is very impressive on tenor sax. And George Colligan on piano and Billy Drummond on drums complete this near-perfect quartet. But it is McClure's wonderful bass playing that makes this album such a delight!

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