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Lew TABACKIN – Desert Lady 1990

Posted in JAZZ, Lew TABACKIN on December 11, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Lew TABACKIN – Desert Lady 1990


Tabackin, in his first domestic solo album in almost a decade, reaffirms his postion as a masterful tenor saxophonist and flutist (his warm, singing tone on each instrument is immediately identifiable), and as a musician with grand taste in repertoire. Here he goes with arcane Ellingtonia (the exotic “Pyramid,” a flute showcase, and the medium steamer, “Serenade to Sweden,” spotlighting some simmering tenor), jazz classics (a fleet romp on Tadd Dameron’s “Hot House”), standards that wear well (Jerome Kern’s “Yesterdays”) and originals (the title track, evoking images of camels and sand dunes). Pianist Hank Jones, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Victor Lewis fit hand-in-glove with the leader’s propulsive efforts, resulting in a modern-leaning mainstream set that’s musical from bar one.
The great tenor saxophonist and flutist Lew Tabackin is joined by pianist Hank Jones, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Victor Lewis on this well-rounded program. The Concord CD has many highlights, including “Hot House,” Duke Ellington’s “Serenade to Sweden,” Tabackin’s “A Bit Byas’d,” and “You Leave Me Breathless”; the leader’s tenor in particular is in top form. Highly recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz, this release gives one a strong sampling of Lew Tabackin’s talents.
By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
Lew Tabackin- (Tenor Sax 1, 3-5, 7, 8, 10; flute 2, 6, 9)
Hank Jones- (Piano 1-7, 9, 10)
Dave Holland- (Bass 1-7, 9, 10)
Victor Lewis- (Drums 1-7, 9, 10)
01. Hot House (T. Dameron) (4:08)
02. Pyramid (D. Ellington – J. Tizol – I. Gordon – I. Mills) (9:40)
03. Serenade To Sweden (D. Ellington) (8:04)
04. Chelsea Bridge (B. Strayhorn) (7:18)
05. Johnny Come Lately (B. Strayhorn) (3:56)
06. Desert Lady (L. Tabackin) (9:55)
07. A Bit Byas’d (L. Tabackin) (4:37)
08. You’ll Never Know (H. Warren – M. Gordon) (2:53)
09. Yesterdays (J. Kern – O. Harbach) (5:28)
10. You Leave Me Breathless (F. Hollander – R. Freed) (7:56)

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