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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set which has been reissued on CD was one of his finest, a quintet outing with bassist Cecil McBee, two of the members of the Miles Davis Quintet pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams, and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter just a brief time before he joined Miles. The group performs four of Moncur's challenging originals, including "Nomadic" which is largely a drum solo and "The Twins," which is built off of one chord. None of the compositions caught on but the strong and very individual improvising of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set which has been reissued on CD was one of his finest, a quintet outing with bassist Cecil McBee, two of the members of the Miles Davis Quintet pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams, and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter just a brief time before he joined Miles. The group performs four of Moncur's challenging originals, including "Nomadic" which is largely a drum solo and "The Twins," which is built off of one chord. None of the compositions caught on but the strong and very individual improvising of the young musicians is enough of a reason to acquire the advanced music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • EAN: 5099926515229
  • Catalog Number: 65152
  • Sales rank: 53,473

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gnostic (11:47)
  2. 2 Thandiwa (8:20)
  3. 3 The Twins (12:56)
  4. 4 Nomadic (7:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grachan Moncur III Primary Artist, Trombone
Herbie Hancock Piano
Cecil McBee Bass
Wayne Shorter Tenor Saxophone
Tony Williams Drums
Technical Credits
Grachan Moncur III Composer
Don Heckman Liner Notes
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Alfred Lion Producer
Larry Walsh Mastering
Reid Miles Cover Photo
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