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ONE MORE: MUSIC OF THAD JONES

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http://www.iporecordings.com/My_Homepage_Files/Page9.html

Michael Patterson - Arranger, Producer

Jimmy Owens - Trumpet, Flugelhorn

James Moody - Tenor, Soprano

Benny Golson - Tenor

Frank Wess - Flute, Alto, Tenor

Bob Brookmeyer - Valve Trombone

Hank Jones - Piano

Sir Roland Hanna - Piano (taped excerpt)

Richard Davis - Bass

Mickey Roker Drums

1 Subtle Rebuttal 5:37

2 Thad's Pad 4:53

3 Kids Are Pretty People 6:40

4 One More 5:49

5 Mean What You Say 7:05

6 A Child Is Born 8:02

7 Bossa Nova Ova 5:12

8 The Waltz You Swang for Me 7:02

9 H and T Blues 5:37

10 Consummation 5:23

11 The Farewell 5:26

12 Monk's Mood

All I can say is that the playing and the tunes are all you'd hope for. Lions (and near-lions) in winter, perhaps, but if this be winter, let it snow.

:tup:tup:tup:tup:tup:tup:tup:tup:tup:tup

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I saw this listed on Alan's site and figured it would be a winner. Definitely one that's on the list ...

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A nice cd, again, what you would expect from guys of this level. Frank Wess's alto didn't quite sound right to me though. I'll give it another listen. Must have cost a fortune to make this record.

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When was this recorded? Mickey Roker left us two or so years ago, IIRC.

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When was this recorded? Mickey Roker left us two or so years ago, IIRC.

Roker is still with us....

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When was this recorded? Mickey Roker left us two or so years ago, IIRC.

Roker is still with us....

Duh! Glad to hear this, but wasn't it due to health problems he left the MJQ after Connie Kay's death? I'm afraid I mix up something here. Would be grateful for any info.

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When was this recorded? Mickey Roker left us two or so years ago, IIRC.

Roker is still with us....

Duh! Glad to hear this, but wasn't it due to health problems he left the MJQ after Connie Kay's death? I'm afraid I mix up something here. Would be grateful for any info.

Now I know: It the passing of Mrs. Roker I recalled. Some nice writeup on Roker on this webpage.

Still: when was this recorded?

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March 8 & 9, 2004.

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Mickey Roker Quartet

— Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, 3rd & Poplar Sts, Philadelphia

Apr 14 (Thu) — 8:30 pm - 12:30 am

... the reports of ... are greatly exagerated...

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Richard Davis' walking on this album is a treat beyond words. Makes you realize just how much of the "Thad & Mel Sound" was specifically because of him.

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Hey I didn't know about this one, thanks for the tip Jim!

A while back I posted my raves about another excellent project on the IPO label with many of the same players:

With Malice Toward None: The Music of Tom McIntosh

That was one of my favorite "new music" purchases of the past year. Great music, excellent "natural" sound quality (not overly glossed).

Sounds like this one's in the same class. And Thad Jones tunes! Yessss!

Edited by DrJ

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