Charles Tolliver ‎– Mosaic Select

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Mosaic Records (2) ‎– MS-020
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Mosaic Select – 20
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Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
3 × CD
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1-1 Drought
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
9:20
1-2 Felicite
Written-By – Cecil McBee
8:23
1-3 Orientale
Written-By – Stanley Cowell
17:36
1-4 Spanning
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
8:24
1-5 Wilpan's
Written-By – Cecil McBee
10:35
1-6 Our Second Father (Dedicated To The Memory Of John Coltrane)
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
13:20
2-1 Drought
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
12:18
2-2 Stretch
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
10:39
2-3 Truth
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
7:04
2-4 Effi
Written-By – Stanley Cowell
10:43
2-5 'Round Midnight
Written-By – Thelonious Monk
8:36
3-1 On The Nile
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
13:33
3-2 Ruthie's Heart (Dedicated To My Mother)
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
18:46
3-3 Repetition
Written-By – Neal Hefti
8:51
3-4 Impact
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
7:28
3-5 Our Second Father (Dedicated To The Memory Of John Coltrane)
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
20:15
3-6 Earl'S World (Dedicated To My Brother)
Written-By – Charles Tolliver
6:24

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#1-1 to 1-6, 3-1 to 3-3
Recorded live at Slug's Saloon, New York City on May 1, 1970
Disc One, tracks 1-3 originally issued as Music Inc.* - Live At Slugs' Volume 1 (Strata East SES1972)
Disc One, tracks 4-6 originally issued as Music Inc - Live At Slugs' Volume II (Strata East SES19720)
Disc Three, tracks 1-3 are previously unissued

#2-1 to 2-5, 3-4 to 3-6
Recorded at Yubinchokin Hall, Tokyo on December 7, 1973
Disc Two originally issued as Charles Tolliver / Music Inc - Live In Tokyo (Strata East SES19745)
Disc Three, tracks 4-6 are previously unissued

Note: The previously unissued Tokyo material (Disc Three, #4-6) was transferred from the audio portion of a video tape and is in mono.

Limited to 5000 numbered copies.

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Rob7

Rob7

January 7, 2014
Description from Mosaic website:
"Charles Tolliver emerged in 1965 as a strong and innovative trumpeter and composer. Hard bop was riding strong and welcoming adventurous new voices. After important tenures with Jackie McLean, Gerald Wilson, Max Roach and Andrew Hill, Tolliver formed his own quartet, which he dubbed Music Inc.
A quartet is a demanding setting for a trumpeter, but Tolliver was never at a loss for chops or ideas. He recorded the band live at Slug's in New York in 1970 and at a Tokyo concert in 1973 for his own Strata-East label. These have long since become collectors' items and are now being reissued with 41 minutes of unissued material from Slug's and 34 minutes from Tokyo.

Stanley Cowell is the pianist (and contributing composer) throughout. Cecil McBee and Jimmy Hopps are on the Slug's session while Clint Houston and Clifford Barbaro are on the Japanese concert. With the exception of Neal Hefti's "Repetition" and Monk's "'Round Midnight", the band's book consisted of the exceptional originals by Tolliver, Cowell and McBee.

The musicians in Music, Inc challenged each other but never left the audience behind. This was state-of-the-art hard bop played in all its diversity from harmonically dense mazes to modal open forms to gorgeous ballads. And these men could sustain interest with each other and the listener through sheer creative power.

As the music on this set proves, Tolliver's Music Inc met every challenge and then some. These live recordings from 1970 and '73 embrace hard bop in all its various approaches and epitomize the teamwork that is so essential to any successful jazz performance. And Charles's endurance is absolutely remarkable."