Thunderbird (Louis Bellson album)

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Thunderbird
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Studio album by Louis Bellson
Released 1966
Recorded 1965
Genre Jazz
Length38:13
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Louis Bellson chronology
Are You Ready for This?
(1965)
Thunderbird
(1966)
The Dynamic Sound of Louie Bellson
(1968)

Thunderbird is an album by American jazz drummer Louis Bellson featuring performances recorded in 1965 for the Impulse! label. [1]

Impulse! Records American record label

Impulse! Records is an American jazz record company and label established by Creed Taylor in 1960. John Coltrane was among Impulse!'s earliest signings. Thanks to the consistent sales and critical kudos generated by his recordings, the label came to be known as "the house that Trane built".

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars. [2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Track listing

  1. "Thunderbird" (Bellson, F. Thompson) - 4:27
  2. "The Little Pixie" (Thad Jones) - 5:18
  3. "Nails" (Jimmy Heath) - 4:18
  4. "Serenade in Blues" (Jay Hill) - 5:08
  5. "Back on the Scene" (Kenny Sampson) - 3:44
  6. "No More Blues" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes) - 4:28
  7. "Cotton Tail" (Duke Ellington) - 7:07
  8. "Softly With Feeling" (Neil Hefti) - 3:43

Personnel

Drum kit collection of drums and other percussion instruments

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum. A drum kit consists of a mix of drums and idiophones – most significantly cymbals, but can also include the woodblock and cowbell. In the 2000s, some kits also include electronic instruments. Also, both hybrid and entirely electronic kits are used.

Harry Edison American trumpeter

Harry "Sweets" Edison was an American jazz trumpeter and a member of the Count Basie Orchestra.

Trumpet musical instrument with the highest register in the brass family

A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles. The trumpet group contains the instruments with the highest register in the brass family. Trumpet-like instruments have historically been used as signaling devices in battle or hunting, with examples dating back to at least 1500 BC; they began to be used as musical instruments only in the late 14th or early 15th century. Trumpets are used in art music styles, for instance in orchestras, concert bands, and jazz ensembles, as well as in popular music. They are played by blowing air through nearly-closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Since the late 15th century they have primarily been constructed of brass tubing, usually bent twice into a rounded rectangular shape.

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References

  1. Impulse! Records discography accessed January 10, 2012
  2. 1 2 Allmusic Review accessed January 10, 2012