Hand in Hand (Mulgrew Miller album)

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Hand in Hand
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1992
RecordedDecember 16–18, 1992
StudioBMG Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length61:53
Label Novus
Producer Orrin Keepnews, Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller chronology
Time and Again
(1991)
Hand in Hand
(1992)
With Our Own Eyes
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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The Los Angeles Times Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Tom Hull B+ [3]

Hand in Hand is a studio album by American jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller with Kenny Garrett on alto saxophone, Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Steve Nelson on vibraphone, Christian McBride on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. [4] [5] The record was released in 1992 by Novus Records. It is Miller's ninth album as a bandleader.

Contents

Reception

Scott Yanow of Allmusic wrote "Mulgrew Miller, a talented McCoy Tyner-influenced pianist, leads an all-star septet on much of this date. The main stars, however, are Miller's nine diverse originals which range from modal to Monkish. With tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson appearing on five selections, trumpeter Eddie Henderson on six and altoist Kenny Garrett heard throughout the full CD, Miller has a perfect frontline to interpret his tricky but logical originals". [6]

Zan Stewart of The Los Angeles Times noted "Pianist and composer Miller, making his Novus debut after eight sessions for Landmark, presents a splendid assortment of nine modern mainstream originals—one's by pianist Donald Brown—that are inventive, warm, visceral, swinging, direct and unabashedly musical.." [7]

Leon McEntire of Delta Boogie stated "The instrumentation is varied throughout, going from quartet to sextet to septet, but with Mulgrew laying a solid foundation, harmonically, on his nine foot Steinway "D" Concert Grand Piano. He is very generous and leaves the bulk of the solo duties to the amazing crew he got to record this gem, but he plays with a feeling of exploration and history when he does solo". [8]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Grew's Tune"Miller8:05
2."For Those Who Do"Miller6:41
3."Thinkin' out Loud"Miller7:56
4."Leilani's Leap"Miller5:41
5."Like the Morning"Miller5:24
6."Hand in Hand"Miller7:19
7."Return Trip"Miller6:01
8."Waltz for Monk" Donald Brown 5:51
9."Neither Here nor There"Miller8:55
Total length:01:01:53

Personnel

Band

Production

Chart performance

ChartPeak
position
Billboard Top Jazz Albums (1993) [9] 17

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