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miércoles, 20 de julio de 2016

Jay Hoggard • The Little Tiger

Review by Scott Yanow
Vibraphonist Jay Hoggard gained his initial recognition for his playing in avant-garde and adventurous settings. By the late 80s, Hoggard had decided to explore hard bop and straight-ahead jazz. On this out of print but worthy CD, the vibraphonist recalls Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson in spots, swinging on a variety of originals, Stevie Wonder's "You And I" and "Sonny's Themes" (which covers Sonny Rollins' "Alfie" and "Sonnymoon for Two"). The young Benny Green is a major asset on piano, bassist Marcus McLaurine and drummer Yoron Israel are excellent in support, and Hoggard's songs are full of variety and color. This set (which is otherwise from 1980) concludes with a live and unaccompanied 1977 rendition of "God Is Capable of Everything," on which Hoggard plays quite beautifully.

1 Sonny's Themes (Alfie's Theme, Sonnymoon For Two) 7:33
2 The Little Tiger 8:20
3 You And I 4:46
4 N.T.T.T 4:07
5 Elijah Rock 4:57
6 Mystic Winds, Tropic Breezes 9:47
7 Beautiful Nowai 6:46
Bonus Track
8 God Is Capable Of Everything 6:42

Bass – Marcus McLaurine
Drums – Yoron Israel
Piano – Benny Green
Vibraphone, Liner Notes, Producer, Arranged By – Jay Hoggard

Label: Muse Records ‎– MCD 5410
Released: 1991
Genre: Jazz
Style: Post Bop, Jazz Instrument, Vibraphone,
Duration: 52:58

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