Bobby Timmons – This Here is Bobby Timmons {Riverside}[xrcd]

Review by “sranney22” (

Bobby Timmons one of the prime leaders of the soul jazz era wrote some of the finest pieces in that era, such as Dat Dere, This Here, and Moanin’. Most people only know of Bobby Timmons as a sideman Most people only know of Moanin’ in the setting of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Same as Dat Dere. This Here was written for Cannonball Adderley’s Quintet, which Bobby was in, in San Francisco. But hey when you have a pianist like Bobby Timmons who needs those horns any way? This album demonstrates Bobby’s talents to the full from standards and ballads like Lush Life to My Funny Valentine to his awesome pieces Dat Dere, Moanin’, and This Here. This album truly shows Bobby, one of the finest soul jazz pianists, as a leader not a sideman and at his prime. Any one familiar with Dat Dere, Moanin’, or This Here should definitely check this album out.

01 – This Here
02 – Moanin’
03 – Lush Life
04 – The Party’s Over
05 – Prelude to a Kiss
06 – Dat Dere
07 – My Funny Valentine
08 – Come Rain or Come Shine
09 – Joy Ride

Bobby Timmons – piano
Sam Jones – bass
Jimmy Cobb – drums

New York; January 13 and 14, 1960

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork