The Curtis Fuller Sextette* ‎– Imagination

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Savoy Records ‎– MG 12144
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Tracklist

A1 Bang Bang
A2 Kachin
A3 Imagination
B1 Blues De Funk
B2 Lido Road

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Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 17, 1959

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SV-0128 The Curtis Fuller Sextette* Imagination(CD, Album, RE, RM) Savoy Jazz SV-0128 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
SOPU-4-SY The Curtis Fuller Sextette* Imagination(LP, Album, RE) CBS/Sony SOPU-4-SY Japan Unknown Sell This Version
KIJJ-2015, MG 12144 The Curtis Fuller Sextette* Imagination(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Savoy Records, Savoy Records KIJJ-2015, MG 12144 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CY-78996 The Curtis Fuller Sextette* Imagination(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Mas) Savoy Jazz CY-78996 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
RM 127, RM-127 The Curtis Fuller Benny Golson Jazztet* With Thad Jones And McCoy Tyner The Curtis Fuller Benny Golson Jazztet* With Thad Jones And McCoy Tyner - Imagination(LP, Album, RE) Realm, Realm Jazz RM 127, RM-127 UK 1963 Sell This Version

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lperyer

lperyer

September 8, 2011



Curtis Fuller's Imagination is of special interest as the 1959 release marks the first documented commercial issue featuring pianist McCoy Tyner. It would be a few more years, and some time on the bench with his mentor Coltrane, before McCoy's signature left hand sound would develop, but his lightning right hand was already in full effect. Witness pretty much any solo on this collection...

A reasonably straightforward hard bop set that somehow stands out...there is just enough idiosyncrasy in the compositions and solos to foreshadow where jazz was heading as the new decade was arriving.

The set takes its name from the one standard included, with the rest of the program consisting of Fuller originals. All arrangements were by Fuller.

Available digitally and on CD, copies of the vinyl appear to be in short supply.