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New Charles Tolliver

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Gearbox Records tweeted today that they will be releasing a new Tolliver recording this summer entitled 'Connect'.

No further details as yet.

They usually do a good job so I'm looking forward to knowing more

Watch this space, I guess

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Count me in if there is a CD release.

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Wow that is great! I doubt the other Strata East will ever be released....

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Posted (edited)

51 minutes ago, felser said:

Count me in if there is a CD release.

They do, often as not, release on CD as well as LP especially if it's a release of new music rather than their historical releases so you might be lucky John. Fingers crossed.

Edited by mjazzg

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I believe Lenny White and Buster Williams are on it among others. Recorded in the UK while on tour there last Fall.

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I guess that must have been when he did the Jazz Cafe gig in Camden Town.

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1 hour ago, Pim said:

Wow that is great! I doubt the other Strata East will ever be released....

You may be correct. I hope not. Dusty Groove still has it as upcoming for May 1.

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10 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

I guess that must have been when he did the Jazz Cafe gig in Camden Town.

I'm doing my utmost to forget that I missed that...

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20 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

I'm doing my utmost to forget that I missed that...

Yes, would very much have liked to be there myself. Last time I was at Jazz Cafe was to see Lou Donaldson with Dr Lonnie Smith. Stevie Winwood was stood next to me, digging Lonnie !

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Thanks for some good news in these otherwise unhappy times- still can’t believe it took all this time to get Paper Man on CD but always happy with more Charles Tolliver on the way .

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Looking forward for this to drop on this Friday.

No legal snafus like Monk's "Palo Allto", so hopefully not delayed...

LWayne

 

 

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Yeah me too! Also, ‘The Trenches’ popped up again on Dusty Groove.... for the third time. But the release of ‘Connect’ will probably go as planned :)

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Received my copy today, not yet spun on the turntable.

Anthony

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Mine has been shipped by importcds.

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Definitely looking forward to this!

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Posted (edited)

‘Connect’ is definitely a winner. Tolliver plays with conviction and style and his compositions are soulful and first rate, Williams is his usual rock solid groove on bass, Lenny White full of fire and pianist Keith Brown, for me probably the unexpected standout. Jesse Davis excellent too. A real ace card by adding ‘local’ Binker Golding on two tracks - fits in brilliantly and plays with passion, really digging in.

A winner all round. :tup

(Sorry if all that sounds a bit ‘Dusty Groove’ but it is good !)

Edited by sidewinder

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Thanks a lot for that little review Sidewinder. I am definitely going to buy it now! :)

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4 minutes ago, Pim said:

Thanks a lot for that little review Sidewinder. I am definitely going to buy it now! :)

No problem ! 

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11 hours ago, sidewinder said:

‘Connect’ is definitely a winner. Tolliver plays with conviction and style and his compositions are soulful and first rate, Williams is his usual rock solid groove on bass, Lenny White full of fire and pianist Keith Brown, for me probably the unexpected standout. Jesse Davis excellent too. A real ace card by adding ‘local’ Binker Golding on two tracks - fits in brilliantly and plays with passion, really digging in.

A winner all round. :tup

(Sorry if all that sounds a bit ‘Dusty Groove’ but it is good !)

 Agree with this review. Tolliver is solid throughout and I really enjoy the version of "Emperor March". Saw this group play in An Die Musik in Baltimore at the end of February and this new CD is very evocative of that set. Highly recommended!

LWayne

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Bought a copy at amazon and am listening on their platform before the CD arrives.  It is also on Spotify and Apple Music.

WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!

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Picked up my copy today in a record store today. Will give it a spin coming Tuesday! Contrary to others on the board I am a vinyl lover but 30 euros is just ridiculous so it’s the cd version for me.

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They absolutely nail ‘Emperor March’ on this one. A classic.

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After three listens I'm still to be convinced by this, obviously a minority view around here.  I agree that 'Emperor March' is the strongest track but find the others a bit undercooked and I wanted more Tolliver, wish it was a piano less quartet.  I'm hoping it will reveal its delights in due course.

I'll just go and hide in the corner now...

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