World of Jazz 404

  1. Charles Tolliver “Blue Soul” from Connect (Gearbox Records) 00:00
  2. Andrew Hill “Time Lines” from Time Lines (Blue Note) 11:03
  3. McCoy Tyner “Native Song” from Song For My Lady (Milestone) 20:24
  4. Music Inc “Drought” from Live at Slug’s Vol. 1 (Strata East) 33:54
  5. Charles Tolliver Big Band “Mournin’ Variations” from With Love (Blue Note) 43:41
  6. Horace Silver “Jungle Juice” from Serenade To A Soul Sister (Blue Note) 54:30
  7. Music Inc “Spanning” from Live at Slug’s Vol. II (Strata East) 1:00:42
  8. Jackie McLean “On The Nile” from Jacknife (Blue Note) 1:09:24
  9. Charles Tolliver “Emperor March” from Connect (Gearbox Records) 1:22:26
  10. Gary Bartz “Another Earth” from Another Earth (Milestone) 1:36:28

Connect is the first release from trumpeter Charles Tolliver in over a decade. The new album finds him in fine form and good company. With a recording career which began in the mid 1960s, and an impressive, albeit relatively small, back catalogue he is possibly one of the great unsung trumpeters in jazz. The show includes music from the new album and a selection of some of the highlights of his career.

  • HOUR ONE
  • Charles Tolliver “Blue Soul” from Connect (Gearbox Records)
  • Alto Saxophone – Jesse Davis
  • Bass – Buster Williams
  • Drums – Lenny White
  • Piano – Keith Brown
  • Tenor Saxophone – Binker Golding (NOT ON THIS TRACK)
  • Trumpet – Charles Tolliver
  • recorded in London in late 2019
  • His recording debut with Jackie McLean’s in 1964, led to fruitful partnerships with many of the era’s finest bandleaders, culminating in his formation of the Strata-East label with pianist Stanley Cowell in 1971. Tolliver was one of the few artists to lead a progressive big band in the 1970s, a fertile decade which is only now getting a critical re-evaluation.
  • Andrew Hill “Time Lines” from Time Lines (Blue Note)
  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Greg Tardy – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • John Hebert – bass
  • Eric McPherson – drums
  • Recorded at Bennett Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 2005
  • The album features Hill’s final studio recordings.
  • McCoy Tyner “Native Song” from Song For My Lady (Milestone)
  • McCoy Tyner – piano, percussion
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
  • Calvin Hill – bass
  • Alphonse Mouzon – drums
  • Michael White – violin
  • Charles Tolliver – flugelhorn
  • Mtume – congas, percussion
  • Mercury Sound Studios
  • 1973
  • Music Inc “Drought” from Live at Slug’s Vol. 1 (Strata East)
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Stanley Cowell – piano
  • Cecil McBee – bass
  • Jimmy Hopps – drums, percussion
  • Live at Slugs’ is a live album by Music Inc. led by Charles Tolliver recorded in 1970 and released as two separate volumes on the Strata-East label.
  • Recorded on May 1, 1970 at Slugs’ in New York City.
  • Charles Tolliver Big Band “Mournin’ Variations” from With Love (Blue Note)
  • Craig Handy (flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone);
  • Howard Johnson (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone);
  • Charles Tolliver (trumpet);
  • Robert Glasper, Stanley Cowell (piano);
  • Cecil McBee (upright bass);
  • Victor Lewis (drums).
  • With Love, Charles Tolliver’s first official Blue Note session as a leader, brings the under-sung trumpeter’s career full circle.
  • 2007
  • Horace Silver “Jungle Juice” from Serenade To A Soul Sister (Blue Note)
  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • John Williams – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • 6 March 1968 Van Gelder Studios
  • 1968
  • HOUR TWO
  • Music Inc “Spanning” from Live at Slug’s Vol. II (Strata East)
  • Jackie McLean “On The Nile” from Jacknife (Blue Note)
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Larry Willis – piano
  • Larry Ridley – bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums, percussion
  • recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in mid 1965.
  • 1975 reissue
  • Charles Tolliver “Emperor March” from Connect (Gearbox Records)
  • Gary Bartz “Another Earth” from Another Earth (Milestone)
  • Gary Bartz – alto saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Pharoah Sanders – tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Cowell – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums
  • 1969
  • Orrin Keepnews production

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