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Ninety Six
Odean Pope
Ninety Six
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Tenor saxophonist Odean Pope is another underrated, middle-aged jazzman. He has long curtailed his own bandleader ambitions by playing in the superb Max Roach Quartet--though Pope did organize the much respected Saxophone ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Odean Pope
Title: Ninety Six
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Enja
Original Release Date: 6/18/1996
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 767522909128

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Tenor saxophonist Odean Pope is another underrated, middle-aged jazzman. He has long curtailed his own bandleader ambitions by playing in the superb Max Roach Quartet--though Pope did organize the much respected Saxophone Choir. On this album, Ninety-Six, however, it's pretty hard to ignore Pope, because he is accompanied only by bassist Tyrone Power and drummer Mickey Roker. In the liner notes, Pope comments, "I tried to imagine what it would sound like if I played at the bottom of my range of my instrument like Coltrane played at the top." Many of the 11 tunes--including 8 originals and a Coltrane number--find Pope exploring the unusual timbres and effects at the bottom of the tenor- sax range in solos that are as rhythmically hypnotic as they are harmonically bold. --Geoffrey Himes

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Sheer exhiliration
Keith Hodges | Atlanta, GA | 10/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have over 2000 jazz recordings, including all the giants (not including Kenny G and his abominable ilk). Ninety-Six is in my top ten easily. I can scarcely wait until the new OP trio record comes out."