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Harold Mabern March 11, 1968

Main Session Personnel
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 A Few Miles from Memphis 05:30
2 B & B 07:27
3 Syden Blue 04:00
4 To Wane 06:24
5 There's a Kind of Hush 05:35
6 Walkin' Back 05:52
7 A Treat for Bea 06:08
genre: Hard bop, Soul jazz, bop
Recording Date: 
1968-03-11
Leader(s): 
Harold Mabern
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
George Coleman
Personnel: 
Buddy Terry
Personnel: 
Harold Mabern
Personnel: 
Bill Lee
Personnel: 
Walter Perkins
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
New York, NY
Session Details: 

On the session information for Harold Mabern 11 March 1968 "A Few Miles From Memphis", Bruyninckx calls this track "There's a kind of a Hush" and Lordisco calls the track, "A Kind of Hush". Unless anyone seriously disagrees with evidence to back it up, it seems pretty clear that it is the Reed/Stevens song "There's a Kind of Hush"

Allmusic.com lists the track, herein entitled "To Wane" as "To Wayne". Since it is listed as the former (i.e. without a "y") everywhere else, we will assume this is a typographical error on the part of Allmusic.

Finally, I am keeping the location as NYC, as Bruyninckx and Lordisco list it as. However, please see the note in Mabern's session on 23 December 1968, where B & L were apparently incorrect and the location was in fact Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey. It seems not out of the realm of possibility that they were incorrect about this session too, which occurred only a few months prior. Especially since if you look to purchase the issue that contains this session, for example on amazon.com or worldcat, you will see New Jersey listings for location and Van Gelder as a keyword. More research would have to be done to determine for sure. For example, some evidence against Bruyninckx and Lordisco's assertions are found in numerous citations of Prestige using Van Gelder's studio for their sessions: here's an article where Bob Weinstock talks about how he frequently used Van Gelder. http://jazztimes.com/articles/20326-vangelder-s-studio  Obviously, this is not a clear cut error on the part of B & L, and surely an on hand copy would erase doubt.

-JS

 

NOTE: there is a duplicate record for this session that should be deleted. TS

Sources: 
bruyninckx, lordisco, allmusic, worldcat