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Charles Tolliver/ Music Inc & Orchestra: Impact. VINYL180gram LP. SES-19757

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CHARLES TOLLIVER/ MUSIC INC & ORCHESTRA: IMPACT

 180 gram LP x 1  standard sleeve

LABEL: STRATA- EAST

CAT NO. SES-19757

Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

 

Trumpeter/flügelhornist Charles Tolliver often straddled the line between the lyricism of hard bop and the adventurous nature of the avant-garde. Released in 1975, Impact contained a stimulating progressive edge within an energetic large band (14 horns, eight strings, and rhythm section) format. Tolliver's arrangements are consistently bright and build momentum, while the soloists are given sufficient room to manoeuvre through the multiple textures. Featured soloists in the remarkable reed section include Charles McPherson, James Spaulding, George Coleman, and Harold Vick.                           By Al Campbell

 

Tracklisting 

          

Side A: 1. Impact 2. Mother Wit 3. Grand Max

 

Side B:  1. Plight 2. Lynnsome 3. Mournin' Variations  

 

Personnel: 

CHARLES TOLLIVER, trumpet/flugelhorn/ STANLEY COWELL, piano

CECIL McBEE*, bass /REGGIE WORKMAN**, bass /CLINT HOUSTON***, bass /CLIFFORD BARBARO, drums /WARREN SMITH, percussion/chimes

(on Impact and Mournin’ Variations) /BILLY PARKER, percussion (on Impact only) BIG BLACK, congas (on Impact only) on Impact (Arco), Lynnsome, Mournin’ Variations (Pizzicato) on Mother Wit, Mournin’ Variations (Arco)

on Impact (Pizzicato), Grand Max, Plight 

 

Reeds:

CHARLES McPHEARSON, alto sax JAMES SPAULDING, alto sax/soprano sax piccolo/flute

GEORGE COLEMAN, tenor sax

HAROLD VICK, tenor sax/soprano sax/flute CHARLES DAVIS, baritone sax      

 

Trumpets: JOHN FADDIS/RICHARD WILLIAMS/JIMMY OWENS/LARRY GREENWICH/VIRGIL JONES

Trombones: GARNETT BROWN/JOHN GORDON/KIANE ZAWADI/JACK JEFFERS

 

Strings:

GAYLE DIXON/NOEL daCOSTA /1st violins WINSTON COLLYMORE/NOEL POINTER/ 2nd violins ASHLEY RICHARDSON/JULIUS MILLER, violas

PATRICIA DIXON/EDITH WINT PORTER, cellos

 

Produced by Charles Tolliver   

 

Recorded at Sound Ideas Studios, January 17, 1975

 

Recording Engineer George Klabin