Spring Cycle

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Steve Hobbs has long been one of the most talented if underrated vibraphonists around, and his playing recalls Bobby Hutcherson at times but also displays his own musical personality. On Spring Cycle, he performs five of his originals, three songs by pianist Bill O'Connell, and a couple standards. Performing with a core quartet including O'Connell, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer John Riley, Hobbs takes "On the Street Where You Live" and his own ballad "Jean" as showcases for the rhythm section. He welcomes trumpeter Tom Harrell and tenor saxophonist Bob Malach to most of the other selections, flutist Dave Valentine is on "Blued Swings" and "Para Mis Padres," and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Steve Hobbs has long been one of the most talented if underrated vibraphonists around, and his playing recalls Bobby Hutcherson at times but also displays his own musical personality. On Spring Cycle, he performs five of his originals, three songs by pianist Bill O'Connell, and a couple standards. Performing with a core quartet including O'Connell, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer John Riley, Hobbs takes "On the Street Where You Live" and his own ballad "Jean" as showcases for the rhythm section. He welcomes trumpeter Tom Harrell and tenor saxophonist Bob Malach to most of the other selections, flutist Dave Valentine is on "Blued Swings" and "Para Mis Padres," and percussionist Steve Berrios sits in on the latter. The music ranges from hard bop to post-bop and contains its fair share of variety. While the odds are that none of the originals will catch on as future standards, they serve as viable vehicles for improvisation and the musicians are all in top form, particularly Harrell and Hobbs. This solid modern jazz set is easily recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Random Chance
  • UPC: 806013002129
  • Catalog Number: 21

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blued Swings (6:27)
  2. 2 Spring Cycle (8:22)
  3. 3 Rough and Ready (6:08)
  4. 4 Para Mis Padres (6:35)
  5. 5 On the Street Where You Live (5:41)
  6. 6 Jean (5:34)
  7. 7 Mr. PC (5:01)
  8. 8 Loon Lake (8:28)
  9. 9 Crosswinds (5:51)
  10. 10 Marionettes (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Hobbs Primary Artist, Vibes
Bob Malach Tenor Saxophone
Dave Valentin Flute
Steve Berrios Percussion
Tom Harrell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill O'Connell Piano
John Riley Drums
Peter Washington Bass, Bass Guitar
Steve Barrios Percussion
Bob Maloch Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Steve Hobbs Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Paul Wickliffe Engineer, Mastering
Frederick Loewe Composer
Allan Learner Composer
Rick Congress Producer, Audio Production
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