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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Tuba player Bob Stewart's CD came out about the same time as Howard Johnson's Gravity release, and Stewart suffers by comparison. Bluesman Taj Mahal contributed the much too talky "Big Kneed Gal" and very tedious "Fishin' Blues." Carlos Ward's "Nubian Stomp" is at best uninspired reggae, while his street strut "Nette" barely gains headway in spite of trumpeter Graham Haynes' spirited solo. Stewart's originals and handling of standards fare much better. Both "funk" and "Hambone" get his group cooking. Jelly Roll Morton's "King Porter Stomp" gets a refreshing update, including the addition of a French horn. But it is the slowly savored arrangement of "You Don't Know What Love ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Tuba player Bob Stewart's CD came out about the same time as Howard Johnson's Gravity release, and Stewart suffers by comparison. Bluesman Taj Mahal contributed the much too talky "Big Kneed Gal" and very tedious "Fishin' Blues." Carlos Ward's "Nubian Stomp" is at best uninspired reggae, while his street strut "Nette" barely gains headway in spite of trumpeter Graham Haynes' spirited solo. Stewart's originals and handling of standards fare much better. Both "funk" and "Hambone" get his group cooking. Jelly Roll Morton's "King Porter Stomp" gets a refreshing update, including the addition of a French horn. But it is the slowly savored arrangement of "You Don't Know What Love Is," featuring Stewart with pianist Dave Burrell, that takes top honors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2000
  • Label: Postcards
  • UPC: 782737101426
  • Catalog Number: 1014
  • Sales rank: 179,403

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hambone (7:08)
  2. 2 Big Kneed Gal (5:21)
  3. 3 King Porter Stomp (3:07)
  4. 4 You Don't Know What Love Is (7:39)
  5. 5 Rambler (6:51)
  6. 6 Fishin' Blues (4:03)
  7. 7 Nette (5:30)
  8. 8 Tunk (6:23)
  9. 9 Law Years (2:44)
  10. 10 Nubian Stomp (6:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Stewart Primary Artist, Tuba
Bob Stewart Indexed Contributor
Taj Mahal Guitar, Vocals
Dave Burrell Piano
Jerome Harris Guitar
Carlos Ward Alto Saxophone
John Clark French Horn
Graham Haynes Trumpet, Cornet
Stanton Davis Jr. Trumpet
Fred Griffen French Horn
Steve Turre Trombone
Buddy Williams Drums
James Zollar Trumpet
Marshall Sealy French Horn
Aaron Scott Drums
Technical Credits
Archie Shepp Composer
Bob Stewart Liner Notes
Ralph Simon Producer
Joe Barbaria Engineer
Red Saunders Composer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Sibyl R. Golden Producer
Leon Washington Composer
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