Friday, May 26, 2017

Charles Tolliver / Music Inc & Orchestra - 1976 - Impact

Charles Tolliver / Music Inc & Orchestra 

01. Impact 7:58
02. Mother Wit 8:21
03. Grand Max 6:22
04. Plight 9:47
05. Lynnsome 7:18
06. Mournin' Variations 8:13

Charles Tolliver Trumpet, Arranger, Conductor, Flugelhorn
James Spaulding Flute, Piccolo, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano)
Charles McPherson Sax (Alto)
George Coleman Sax (Tenor)
Harold Vick Flute, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Charles Davis Sax (Baritone)
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Virgil Jones Trumpet
Jimmy Owens Trumpet
Larry Greenwich Trumpet
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Kiane Zawadi Trombone
John Gordon Trombone
Jack Jeffers Trombone
Garnett Brown Trombone
Stanley Cowell Piano
Winston Collymore Violin
Noel Pointer Violin
Julius Miller Viola
Ashley Richardson Viola
Gayle Dixon Strings
Noel DaCosta Strings
Clint Houston Bass
Cecil McBee Bass
Reggie Workman Bass
Clifford Barbaro Drums
Billy Parker Percussion
Big Black Percussion, Conga
Warren Smith Percussion, Chimes

Recording: Strata East Records Jan 17, 1975

Review by Al Campbell
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 maneuver through the multiple textures. Featured soloists in the remarkable reed section include Charles McPherson, James Spaulding, George Coleman, and Harold Vick. 



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