Somethin's Funny with Cattin'
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 12/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Is it just my copy or is there something funny with the sound of this CD? At first I thought it was coming from Julian Euell playing his bass, and then I thought it was something rattling on Ed Thigpen's drums. Finally, I noticed it only occurred when Quinichette was taking his solos. It sounds like he has a loose finger key on his sax, as there are consistent and persistent clicks and thumps that are NOT in rhythm with the music. I got this CD used and I'm hoping it is just my defective copy, because I have always heard good things about this session. Will someone please respond to me via the "Comments" section on this page? Thanks, Brad."
Modern champion and an underrated mainstream fighter
Nikica Gilic | 06/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now this really is a STRANGE experience...
First of all - teaming of Coltrane with Quinichette is one of those marvelous ideas that should have been done more often... Remember the Sonny Meets Hawk album?
Well, Hawk and Rollins were more similar in style (Hawk WAS the origin of Sonny's approach to tenor);
this is something else - Quinichette, basically, originates with later Lester Young's (cool-ish but swinging) recordings, while Coltrane was more of a verbose, noisy, fast (hot-hard, etc.) player...
It's a strange and magnificent match between an champion of the modern (Coltrane) and an underrated mainstream fighter... Musically speaking, there's no winner here.
But, to be honest, you can hear some strange clicking while Quinichette solos on several tracks, as if his saxophone was malfunctioning... It is a pity;
I can live with it (learn to ignore it), but that may not be the case with you.
I give the stars for the content of the CD (yes, the rest of the musicians are great as well), but beware of the clicking on Paul's tenor."