Charles Tolliver & His ALL STARS
Charles Tolliver & His ALL STARS
Charles Tolliver & His ALL STARS
Charles Tolliver & His ALL STARS
Charles Tolliver & His ALL STARS
Charles Tolliver & His ALL STARS

Charles Tolliver & His ALL STARS

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Charles Tolliver, trumpet [click here to see more vinyl featuring Charles Tolliver]

Gary Bartz, alto saxophone (side B)

Herbie Hancock, piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Herbie Hancock]

Ron Carter, bass [click here to see more vinyl featuring Ron Carter]

Joe Chambers, drums

1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure Records

Original Label : Strata East Records

Recorded at Town Sound Studios, Englewood,New Jersey 2nd July, 1968

Produced by Charles Tolliver, Lili Kardell

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Originally released in 1971

Reissued in 2019

Tracks :

Side A:

            1. Earl's World

            2. Peace With Myself

            3. Right Now

Side B:

            4. Lil's Paradise

            5. Paper Man

            6. Household of Saud

            7. Repetition (Take 2) (Previously Unreleased)


      Trumpeter Charles Tolliver is joined by his All Stars Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter & Joe Chambers for this session recorded on July 2, 1968 at Town Sound Studios in Englewood, New Jersey.

      "This was Charles Tolliver's first album as a leader. The setting is unique only because his second Freedom-Black Lion album, 'The Ringer', and all of his subsequent albums on Strata-East featured his quartet Music Inc. with pianist Stanley Cowell. Here he is surrounded in quartet and quintet formats with a truly stellar cast of the leading players on the New York jazz scene.

      "Charles plays the role of leader, composer and trumpeter. But it is surely that last role that deserves the most attention. The trumpet is a brass instrument that leans toward a hard sound and staccato phrasing. Yet Tolliver is the quintessence of fluidity. While it may be undeniable that he has learned from his musical heritage and past trumpet masters, a trumpeter of such flow, tone, control, lyricism and creativity is, by definition, a major musician.

      "Charles Tolliver first came to the professional jazz scene in the mid-sixties, when he first met Jackie McLean. Under McLean's leadership, he played on a number of Blue Note record sessions. He contributed original tunes to many of those sessions.

      "Within a couple of years, Tolliver was a well known figure in New York circles, playing and/or recording with Booker Ervin, Archie Shepp, Andrew Hill, Roy Ayers, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Willie Bobo, Gerald Wilson, McCoy Tyner, Hank Mobley, and many others. His compositions were getting recorded by many artists. He gained his greatest recognition during a two year stint with the Max Roach quintet that also included Gary Bartz and Stanley Cowell. There is also a previously unreleased bonus track of the song, "Repetition", recorded by Charles for this LP which is included on this release of the album. This song was originally made famous by Charlie Parker's LP "With Strings".

      "This album is certainly an important and lasting document in light of the musicians involved and in light of its unique context for Charles Tolliver. But basically, it is just a great album to listen to." - Michael Cuscuna


      Discogs : 4,36 / 5

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