CD Looking Ahead [Ken McIntyre] (CD 189773),
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Looking Ahead [Ken McIntyre]


  • 1. Lautir
    2. Curtsy
    3. Geo's Tune
    4. They All Laughed
    5. Head Shakin'
    6. Dianna
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 252

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    Personnel: Ken McIntyre, Eric Dolphy, Walter Bishop, Jr., Sam Jones, Arthur Taylor.
    Recorded in June, 1960.
    Personnel: Ken McIntyre (flute, alto saxophone); Eric Dolphy (flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone); Walter Bishop, Jr. (piano); Art Taylor (drums).
    Recording information: Nj (06/28/1960).
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Sam Jones; Art Taylor; Walter Bishop, Jr.
    It was quite fitting that Ken McIntyre had an opportunity to record in a quintet with Eric Dolphy, for his multi-instrumental approach was similar to Dolphy's, although he always had a very different sound. On this CD reissue, McIntyre plays alto on four tunes and flute on two others (his work on bassoon, oboe, and bass clarinet would come slightly later), while Dolphy mostly plays alto but doubles on flute on one number and switches to bass clarinet for "Dianna." With pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Taylor offering concise solos and swinging support, McIntyre somehow almost holds his own with Dolphy on a variety of originals and George Gershwin's "They All Laughed." A very interesting date. ~ Scott Yanow

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