Music Inc - Live at Slugs' - Volume 2
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Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London
Owning both this disc and Live at Slugs', Volume 1 is essential for hardcore Jazz fans. Part two of the Slugs' date is just as impressive and again features three originals all penned by the group. Here we get a better example of Tolliver's compositional work with the touching Coltrane tribute Our Second Father. Again Tolliver's trumpet is simply stunning. The rhythm section of Cecil McBee and Jimmy Hopps also deserve mention as these two really drive the quartet along in a similar fashion to what Garrison and Jones did with Coltrane. The McBee original Wilpan's also highlights the strength of McBee's writing and is probably the pick of the tunes here.
Side A: 1. Spanning 2. Wilpan’s
Side B: 1. Our Second Father (Dedicated To The Memory Of John Coltrane)
Personnel: Charles Tolliver, trumpet / Stanley Cowell, piano / Jimmy Hopps, drums / Cecil McBee, bass
Produced by: Charles Tolliver
Recorded May 1, 1970
Audiophile, Analogue recording from master tapes
Pressed at Pallas Pressing Plant, Germany.