Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Don Sebesky - Full Cycle (1984)

LP, GNP/Crescendo, GNPS-2164

Leader, Arranger, Piano: Don Sebesky
Reeds: Eddie Daniels, Alex Foster, Roger Rosenberg
Trumpets: Jon Faddis, *Lew Soloff, ** Jim Bossy
Trombones: *Jim Pugh, Ed Byrne, Alan Raph (also Baritone, Tuba)
Rhythm: Kenneth Sebesky (guitar), Jay Leonhart (bass), Jimmy Madison (drums), Sue Evans (percussion)
* Tracks 1, 2 & 6
** Tracks 3, 4 & 5

1. Naima
2. Django
3. Intrepid Fox
4. Waltz for Debbie
5. All Blues
6. Un Poco Loco

"Here Sebesky takes five jazz standards and one should-be standard (Freddie Hubbard's "Intrepid Fox"), assembles a big band, selects and mixes colors freely instead of piling on blocks of trumpets, saxes and trombones, and adds an electric rhythm section. The results don't scream at you; they are shaded, meticulously balanced, ultimately a mellow mutation of Sebesky's CTI work, and in the cases of "Waltz for Debby" and "All Blues," bordering on the sound and ethos of Gil Evans. Sebesky's supporting cast isn't nearly as starry as those on his CTI projects but you do hear Jon Faddis on trumpet and flugelhorn, the still-little-known Eddie Daniels on reeds, and Sebesky himself on electric piano. And the charts are not easy; the winds and brasses have their hands full switching instruments within each selection." (From All Music Guide)


six-by-six said...

JawsOfJosh said...

Thanks for the link, I've returned the favor.

Reza said...

Sebesky albums are just great THANK YOU

six-by-six said...

New: 37.94MB

Bonecat said...

This sounds really interesting, can we get a re-up please??

All the best!

six-by-six said...

Full Cycle