【Horace Parlan - On The Spur Of The Moment】(1961)

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By Takaaki Kondo, Tokyo Jazz Review





Musical Performance   ★★★★

Sound Quality             ★★★★

Overall Enjoyment       ★★★★



傑作”Us Three”のゴリゴリのピアノ・トリオにタレンタイン兄弟が加わる強靭かつ鯔背(いなせ)なQuintet。ソウル・ジャズ的展開がカッコ!スタンリー・タレンタインのブロウも素晴らしいし、パーラン自身もストイックなプレイに徹しているのが渋いです。ほっとするんだよなぁ。こういうの聴くと。新作ばっかり聴いていると無性に聴きたくなるBlue Noteの魔力。


ルディ・ヴァン・ゲルダーのオリジナル2トラック・アナログ・テープをAlan Yoshida 氏がマスタリング。音質もバッチリ。



Horace Parlan -  piano

Tommy Turrentine - trumpet

Stanley Turrentine - tenor sax

George Tucker - bass

Al Harewood – drums


(Track Listing)

All compositions by Horace Parlan except as indicated

1. On the Spur of the Moment - 5:52

2. Skoo Chee (Booker Ervin) - 10:55

3. And That I Am So in Love (Harold Ousley) - 5:04

4. Al's Tune (Ervin) - 7:02

5. Ray C. (Leon Mitchell) - 6:45

6. Pyramid (Roger Williams) - 6:28

7. On the Spur of the Moment" [alternate take] - 7:55 Bonus track on CD reissue

8. Pyramid Talk [alternate take] (Williams) - 6:31 Bonus track on CD reissue


Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on July 14, 1960



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And That I Am So In Love (Ousley)



Skoo Chee (Ervin)



Al's Tune (Ervin)





By Duck Baker

This fine recording leans toward the bluesy side of the Blue Note '60s catalog, but there is nothing commercial in its approach. The date is a real pleasure, the kind of release that can get lost in the shuffle among great recordings of its day but would be a masterpiece by contemporary standards. Tommy and Stanley Turrentine share the front, and while most readers will know the latter's explemplary tenor work, his brother didn't record much that I know of. In using him for his Fire Music date, Archie Shepp compared his tone to Fats Navarro's, and indeed his trumpet sound is one the very best in modern jazz, so good he doesn't even need ideas-though his best solos here are gems. Stanley can craft a solo, too, but again, he plays with such authority that even melody statements are a meal in themselves. The rhythm team of Parlan, George Tucker and Al Harewood is in perfect sync, reflecting steady work together in Lou Donaldson's group. The material is solid hard-bop writing and fans of the genre will like this one-it has real personality.



Originally released by Blue Note in 1961 "On the Spur of the Moment" reunites Horace Parlan, an American hard bop and post-bop piano player known his contributions to the classic Charles Mingus recordings Mingus "Ah Um" and "Blues & Roots" with his longtime rhythm section of George Tucker on drums and Al Harewood on bass. The group is rounded out by Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax and Tommy Turrentine on trumpet. Contains 8 tracks including 2 Bonus Tracks: "On The Spur Of The Moment" (Alternate Take) and "Pyramid" (Alternate Take). The definitive versions of Blue Note are on XRCD24 - the optimization of CD mastering and manufacturing. Plays on all standard CD players.