Hank Mobley – A Caddy for Daddy {Blue Note} “Analogue Productions”


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

Hank Mobley was a perfect artist for Blue Note in the 1960s. A distinctive but not dominant soloist, Mobley was also a very talented writer whose compositions avoided the predictable yet could often be quite melodic and soulful; his tricky originals consistently inspired the young all-stars in Blue Note’s stable. For this CD, which is a straight reissue of a 1965 session, Mobley is joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins (a typically remarkable Blue Note lineup) for the infectious title cut, three other lesser-known but superior originals, plus Wayne Shorter’s “Venus Di Mildew.” Recommended.

Tracks:
01 – A Caddy for Daddy
02 – The Morning After
03 – Venus Di Mildew
04 – Ace Deuce Trey
05 – 3rd Time Around

Personnel:
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Curtis Fuller – trombone
Hank Mobley – tenor sax
McCoy Tyner – piano
Bob Cranshaw – bass
Billy Higgins – drums

Originally released in 1966 on Blue Note Records as BST-84230.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

Bill Evans – The Bill Evans Album {SONY}


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

On this CD reissue (which adds three “new” alternate takes to the original seven song-program), Bill Evans made his debut on electric piano, usually playing it in conjunction with his acoustic piano. Joined by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell, Evans performs seven of his stronger originals including “Funkallero,” “The Two Lonely People,” “Re: Person I Knew,” “T.T.T.” and “Waltz for Debby.” Although not as distinctive on the electric keyboard as he was on the acoustic counterpart, Evans sounds inspired by its possibilities and is heard in top creative form throughout the date.

Tracks:
01 – Funkallero
02 – The Two Lonely People
03 – Sugar Plum
04 – Waltz for Debby
05 – T.T.T. (Twelve Tone Tune)
06 – Re: Person I Knew
07 – Comrade Conrad
08 – Waltz for Debby (alternate)
09 – Re: Person I Knew (alternate)
10 – Funkallero (alternate)

Personnel:
Bill Evans – acoustic and electric piano
Eddie Gomez – acoustic bass
Marty Morrell – drums

Recorded at Columbia Records 30th Street Studio, New York City;
on May 11, 12, 17, 19, 20 and June 9; 1971.

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork