Robert Hurst Presents: Robert Hurst

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This set finds bassist Robert Hurst leading the Tonight Show All-Stars with Branford Marsalis on various reeds and pianist Kenny Kirkland, plus trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and guest Ralph Miles Jones III on bass clarinet and bassoon through 11 of his originals and a solo bass version of Thelonious Monk's "Evidence." The music is complex and hard-driving, but the improvisations are rather cold and sometimes boring. Hurst, a superior bassist, is not a superior composer, and his compositions at best set moods. Of the supporting cast, the most distinctive voices are Belgrave and Jones; the latter has a colorful bass clarinet solo on "The Snake Charmer." This is a decent effort, ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This set finds bassist Robert Hurst leading the Tonight Show All-Stars with Branford Marsalis on various reeds and pianist Kenny Kirkland, plus trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and guest Ralph Miles Jones III on bass clarinet and bassoon through 11 of his originals and a solo bass version of Thelonious Monk's "Evidence." The music is complex and hard-driving, but the improvisations are rather cold and sometimes boring. Hurst, a superior bassist, is not a superior composer, and his compositions at best set moods. Of the supporting cast, the most distinctive voices are Belgrave and Jones; the latter has a colorful bass clarinet solo on "The Snake Charmer." This is a decent effort, but not all that essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1993
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074645729824
  • Catalog Number: 57298

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Down 4 the Cause (6:19)
  2. 2 Detroit Red (6:30)
  3. 3 Aycrigg (6:36)
  4. 4 Joyce Faye (4:41)
  5. 5 Incessant Lullaby (1:23)
  6. 6 The Snake Charmer (7:53)
  7. 7 Evidence (2:55)
  8. 8 Walk of the Negress (5:54)
  9. 9 Blue Freeze (7:59)
  10. 10 Bert's Flirt (6:46)
  11. 11 Devil's Night in Motown (7:24)
  12. 12 Incessant Lullaby.... Bye (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Hurst Primary Artist, Bass
Marcus Belgrave Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Kenny Kirkland Piano
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
Branford Marsalis Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Jones Bassoon, Bass Clarinet
Technical Credits
Ron Carter Liner Notes
Robert Hurst Arranger, Producer
Patrick Smith Producer, Engineer
Kazunori Sugiyama Producer
Tom Brick Mastering
Jill Trent Art Direction, Cover Design
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