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Various Artists
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Almanac
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: I.a.I.
Release Date: 5/31/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 027312385120

CD Reviews

An Interesting Collaboration
Jazz Analyst | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an album by a group consisting of the New Zealander (Aussie?) Mike Nock on piano, Bennie Maupin on reeds, Cecil McBee on bass and drummer Eddie Marshall. The original recording date on my vinyl copy says 1967. This is what was called 'loft jazz' a little on the avant garde side. I guess you can liken this work to that of Andrew Hill. Anyway, Nock is a formidable piano player and he more than holds his own with his American bandmates. And the sidemen do shine. Bennie Maupin plays tenor sax on some selections and flute other times. His work on "Symbiosis" fortells his contributions to the "Head Hunters" album. McBee is great, his deep, rich tones are captured well. Marshall ably propels the group through these mostly modal sounds."