CD Dragon Fly [Avery Sharpe] (CD 1052289),
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Dragon Fly [Avery Sharpe]

  • 1. Oh No!
    2. Swingfield (For Springfield, MA.)
    3. Dragon Fly
    4. Protect Me
    5. Morning Glow (Asayake)
    6. My Favorite Things
    7. Now That's What I'm Talkin' Bout
    8. Evolution
    9. All About You
    10. Trilogy
    11. Change
    12. Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 89895

  • Credits
    ProducerChico Freeman; Chico Freeman
    EngineerLou Holtzman; Lou Holtzman

    Personnel: Avery Sharpe (acoustic bass); Avery Sharpe (double bass, bass guitar, 6-string bass); Jeri Brown (vocals); Chico Freeman (tenor saxophone); Winard Harper (piano, drums); Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano).
    Audio Mixers: Avery Sharpe; Lou Holtzman; Chico Freeman.
    Recording information: Eastside Sounds, New York, NY (11/2003).
    Photographer: Walt Steinmetz.
    Arranger: Avery Sharpe.
    Avery Sharpe, best known for his long association with McCoy Tyner, is a superior bassist. On some of the selections on Dragon Fly, he overdubs a second bass part and can be heard soloing like a guitar over his own accompaniment in a quartet that also includes pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs and drummer Winard Harper. Most of the other selections are trio numbers although there are two appearances by tenor-saxophonist Chico Freeman and three vocals from Jeri Brown with Athina heard on background vocals on "Swingfield." Brown, who scats well on "My Favorite Things," is featured on "Change" in a duet with Sharpe. But since Sharpe is the dominant voice, the relaxed Dragon Fly set is primarily of interest to lovers of the string bass. ~ Scott Yanow

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