Grachan Moncur III – Evolution (1964/2014) [HDTracks 24-192]

Grachan Moncur III – Evolution (1964/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:03 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download– Source: HDTracks |  Front cover | © Blue Note Records

Originally released as Blue Note BLP 4153 (mono) and BST 84153 (stereo)

Evolution was the first album released by trombonist Grachan Moncur III, and is an incredible debut of a talented free-jazz musician. The Allmusic review by Steve Huey awarded the album 4½ stars out of 5 and stated “With such an inventive debut, it’s a shame Moncur didn’t record more as a leader, which makes Evolution an even more important item for fans of Blue Note’s avant-garde to track down”.

“In preparing these hi def remasters, we were very conscientious about maintaining the feel of the original releases while adding a previously unattainable transparency and depth. It now sounds like you’ve set up your chaise lounge right in the middle of Rudy Van Gelder’s studio!” – Blue Note President, Don Was.

01 – Air Raid
02 – Evolution
03 – The Coaster
04 – Monk In Wonderland

Produced by Alfred Lion.
Recorded: November 21, 1963 Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Grachan Moncur III – trombone
Lee Morgan – trumpet
Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Bobby Hutcherson – vibes
Bob Cranshaw – double bass
Tony Williams – drums