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It's Krunch Time


  • 1. Tenderness of Spring
    2. It's Krunch Time
    3. Bemsha Swing
    4. New Groes for the New Millenium
    5. Ode for Mr. DC
    6. Khanducing
    7. Opening, The
    8. Star-Spangl'ed Banner, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 57107

  • Credits
    ProducerMatthew Shipp
    EngineerAndre Strobert

    Personnel includes: Roy Campbell (trumpet); Kahn Jamal (vibraphone); Wilber Morris (bass); Guillermo E. Brown (drums).
    Recorded at Strobe-Light Studio, New York, New York on April 8, 2001.
    Personnel: Roy Campbell (trumpet); Khan Jamal (vibraphone); Guillermo E. Brown (drums).
    Recording information: Strobe-Light Studio, NY (04/08/2001).
    Roy Campbell's engaging Blue Series entry features an acoustic quartet with Khan Jamal on vibes, Wilber Morris (who passed away shortly thereafter) on bass, and Guillermo E. Brown on drums. The trumpeter takes his time developing passionate rubato statements on tracks like "Tenderness of Spring," "The Opening," and "New Groes for the Millennium," the last of which eventually -- almost reluctantly -- settles into a languid swing tempo. The pace is quick, the groove catchy on "Ode for Mr. DC," and Jamal shines, with his slightly raspy sound, on "Khanducting." Everyone takes a turn in the spotlight on the tumultuous title track. There's also a loosey-goosey version of Monk's "Bemsha Swing" and a closing, solo-trumpet deconstruction of "The Star-Spangled Banner." ~ David R. Adler

  • Critic Reviews
    CMJ (8/27/01, p.15) - "...Another fine album..."
    Down Beat (12/01, pp.83-4) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Measured and efficient with ingenuity to burn, Campbell delivers..."
    JazzTimes (10/01, p.91) - "...Redefines Campbell's prowess as a leader and great trumpeter..."
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