Candy Man

Candy Man

by Louis Hayes Quintet
     
 

Although not derivative or music that is strictly re-created, this outing from veteran drummer Louis Hayes can be subtitled "Back to Blue Note." The music is often fiery and spirited hard bop with Hayes driving the ensembles. Riley Mullins is a spirited trumpeter who is featured quite effectively on a mute on "Ill Wind," while See more details below

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Although not derivative or music that is strictly re-created, this outing from veteran drummer Louis Hayes can be subtitled "Back to Blue Note." The music is often fiery and spirited hard bop with Hayes driving the ensembles. Riley Mullins is a spirited trumpeter who is featured quite effectively on a mute on "Ill Wind," while Abraham Burton's tenor solos show the influence of John Coltrane in spots but have a personality of their own; he is excellent during his ballad showcase on Lee Morgan's "Second Best." But actually pianist Dave Hazeltine, who has the most mature style of the main soloists, often takes honors, particularly on his own "Pentagon." In addition to three group originals, the program features music from Horace Silver (a couple of his lesser-known songs: "Pyramid" and "Safari"), Lee Morgan, Anthony Newley, and Freddie Redd. Redd's "Thespian" is a particular highlight, starting with a thoughtful melody statement, doubling its tempo, and then ending with a speedy reading of the complex theme. Newley's "The Candy Man," despite its childish melody, is turned into swinging jazz. Along the way Hayes and bassist Santi DeBriano have a couple solos, but the main emphasis is on the individual statements of the horns and Hazeltine. The energy and enthusiasm of the musicians, in addition to the well-planned program, make this a highly recommended effort.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2001
Label:
Tcb Music
UPC:
0725095209724
catalogNumber:
20972
Rank:
279231

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Hayes Quintet   Primary Artist
Louis Hayes   Indexed Contributor,Drums
Santi Debriano   Bass
Abraham Burton   Tenor Saxophone
Riley Mullins   Trumpet
David Hazeltine   Piano

Technical Credits

Keith Emerson   Composer
Greg Lake   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Ira Gitler   Liner Notes
Jimmy Katz   Cover Photo,Inlay Photography
Lou Holtzman   Engineer,Mastering,Engineering
Peter Schmidlin   Executive Producer
Aleardo G. Buzzi   Producer
Gigi Schmid-Huetiger   Graphic Design

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