CHARLES TOLLIVER

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Live Tolliver is joined by a trio of remarkably proficient, European-based musicians on this recording because, as he notes, his usual group experienced transportation problems. After only one rehearsal, Guadaloupean-born Alain Jean Marie(piano), British-born/West Germany-reared Ugonna Okegwo(bass), and American ex-patriate Ralph Van Duncan (drums) were able to play Tolliver's music with exceptional expertise. Four of Tolliver's distinctive compositions are given extended treatment, allowing each musician to exhibit his improvisational expertise. Once again we have aural evidence of the existence of musicians outside of the USA who can play this music and play it skillfully as their American brothers. Tolliver's bright, well-rounded trumpet sound is front and center here, to remind listeners that the horn can be played with a kind of controlled fury, while at the same time bursting forth with the dynamic lyricism that marked the playing of Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan.
Welcome back Charles.
Bret Primack/SCHWANN

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Live CHARLES TOLLIVER
ALAIN JEAN-MARIE
UGONNA OKEGWO
RALPH VAN DUNCAN













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(trumpet)
(piano)
(bass)
(drums)

Compassion CHARLES TOLLIVER
NATHAN PAGE
STEVE NOVOSEL
ALVIN QUEEN
(trumpet)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)

Impact

CHARLES TOLLIVER
STANLEY COWELL
CECIL MCBEE
REGGIE WORKMAN
CLINT HOUSTON
CLIFFORD BARBARO
WARREN SMITH
BILLY PARKER
BIG BLACK
(trumpet/flugelhorn)
(piano)
(bass)
(bass)
(bass)
(drums)
(percussion/chimes)
(percussion)
(congos)
Reeds:
CHARLES McPHEARSON
JAMES SPAULDING
GEORGE COLEMAN
HAROLD VICK
CHARLES DAVIS


(alto)
(alto/soprano/picc/flute)
(tenor)
(tenor/soprano/flute)
(baritone)
Trumpets:
JON FADDIS
RICHARD WILLIAMS
JIMMY OWENS
LARRY GREENWICH
VIRGIL JONES

Trombones:
GARNET BROWN
JOHN GORDON
KIANE ZAWADI
JACK JEFFERS

Strings:
1st Violins
GAYLE DIXON
NOEL DACOSTA
2nd Violins
WINSTON COLLYMORE
NOEL POINTER
Violas
ASHLEY RICHARDSON
JULIUS MILLER
Cellos
PATRICIA DIXON
EDITH WINT PORTER
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Live
CHARLES TOLLIVER
JOHN HICKS
REGGIE WORKMAN
ALVIN QUEEN

(trumpet)
(piano)
(bass)
(drums)

This is creative jazz playing at its best. Tolliver is a rapidly rising giant on the trumpet and this group is making waves for itself all over the world. Recorded live at the Dutch Jazz Festival and the soloing of John Hicks, works as a perfect choice to augment Tolliver's creative and different trumpet playing.
Best Cuts: "Grand Max" "Prayer for Peace." "Repetition."

Dealers: This is the group's fourth release in the States and this should be displayed up front.

BILLBOARD
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Live CHARLES TOLLIVER
STANLEY COWELL
CLINT HOUSTON
CLIFFORD BARBARO












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(trumpet)
(piano)
(bass)
(drums)

Live CHARLES TOLLIVER
STANLEY COWELL
CECIL MCBEE
JIMMY HOPPS


"LIVE AT SLUGS"









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(trumpet)
(piano)
(bass)
(drums)

Music CHARLES TOLLIVER
CECIL McBEE
STANLEY COWELL
JIMMY HOPPS
(trumpet)
(bass)
(piano)
(drums)
Reeds and Flutes:
JIMMY HEATH
CLIFFORD JORDAN
BOBBY BROWN
WILBUR BROWN
Trumpets:
RICHARD WILLIAMS
VIRGIL JONES
LARRY GREENWICH  
DANNY MOORE
Trombones:
GARNETT BROWN
CURTIS FULLER
JOHN GORDON
DICK GRIFFIN
Tuba and Baritone Sax:
HOWARD JOHNSON

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