Blues Suite

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Blues Suite
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Studio album by
Released1958
RecordedOctober 6, 1958
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length31:57
Label Savoy
MG 12132
Producer Ozzie Cadena
A. K. Salim chronology
Pretty for the People
(1958)
Blues Suite
(1958)
Afro-Soul/Drum Orgy
(1964)

Blues Suite is an album by American jazz composer and arranger A. K. Salim featuring Nat Adderley and Phil Woods recorded in 1958 for the Savoy label. [1]

Ahmad Khatab Salim or Ahmad Kharab Salim was an American jazz composer, and arranger.

Nat Adderley American jazz cornet and trumpet player

Nat Adderley was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the younger brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, whom he remained very close to in his career, but under whose shadow he lived for most of his life.

Phil Woods American saxophonist

Philip Wells Woods was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, and composer.

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Reception

Professional ratings
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Allmusic reviewer Jim Todd states "This set of mid-tempo, blues-based arrangements performed by an all-star group is a good idea that falls short in its execution. ...Dreary is too strong a word, but certainly dull". [2]

Track listing

All compositions by A. K. Salim

  1. "Pay Day" - 3:56
  2. "Joy Box" - 6:03
  3. "Full Moon" - 5:12
  4. "Blue Baby" - 3:39
  5. "The Sultan" - 4:25
  6. "Blue Shout" - 3:25
  7. "Like How Long Baby" - 4:59

Personnel

Arrangement musical composition in altered form

In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or development of the formal structure. Arranging differs from orchestration in that the latter process is limited to the assignment of notes to instruments for performance by an orchestra, concert band, or other musical ensemble. Arranging "involves adding compositional techniques, such as new thematic material for introductions, transitions, or modulations, and endings.. .. Arranging is the art of giving an existing melody musical variety".

A music director, musical director, or director of music is the person responsible for the musical aspects of a performance, production, or organization, for example the artistic director and usually chief conductor of an orchestra or concert band, the director of music of a film, the director of music at a radio station, the person in charge of musical activities or the head of the music department in a school, the coordinator of the musical ensembles in a university, college, or institution, the head bandmaster of a military band, the head organist and choirmaster of a church, or an organist and master of the choristers.

Cornet musical instrument

The cornet is a brass instrument similar to the trumpet but distinguished from it by its conical bore, more compact shape, and mellower tone quality. The most common cornet is a transposing instrument in B, though there is also a soprano cornet in E and a cornet in C. All are unrelated to the renaissance and early baroque cornett.

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References

  1. Savoy Records Catalog: 12100 series accessed July 29, 2015
  2. 1 2 Todd, Jim. Blues Suite – Review at AllMusic . Retrieved July 29, 2015.