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Harold Mabern December 23, 1968

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
tenor saxophone
piano, electric piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Rakin' and Scrapin' 07:39
2 Such is Life 08:16
3 Aon 09:07
4 I Heard It Through the Grapevine 03:20
5 Valerie 05:00
genre: Hard bop, bop
Recording Date: 
1968-12-23
Leader(s): 
Harold Mabern
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
electric piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Blue Mitchell
Personnel: 
George Coleman
Personnel: 
Harold Mabern
Personnel: 
Harold Mabern
Personnel: 
Bill Lee
Personnel: 
Hugh Walker
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Rudy Van Gelder Studio
Venue Location: 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Recording company
Company Name: 
Prestige
Producer: 
Rudy Van Gelder
Session Details: 

Bruyninckx and Lordisco list the recording location as NYC, but jazzdisco.org says it was at Rudy Van Gelder studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. However, websites like Amazon and Cduniverse that sell issues of this session by Prestige cite it as Rudy Van Gelder, including the online magazine NME. While we are hesitant to outright contradict Bruyninckx and Lordisco, it seems likely that it was Rudy Vangelder studios where this session took place, since people with the issue on hand seem to say that, which leads one to believe that it says as much in the liner notes.

http://www.discogs.com/Harold-Mabern-Rakin-And-Scrapin/release/3141634

http://www.jazzdisco.org/prestige-records/discography-1967-1968/

This photograph of the back of the LP issue lists Rudy Van Gelder as the producing engineer, which would again seem to contradict Bruyninckx and Lordisco's listing of NYC as the location of the session: http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=1230229&image=346553642&images=346553624,346553642,346553657,346553668&formats=0,0,0,0&format=0

 

 

-JS

Sources: 
bruyninckx, lordisco, jazzdisco.org, discogs.com, on hand