Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity {Blue Note}

Dizzy Reece – Blues in Trinity {Blue Note}

Hard Bop, Trumpet

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

As Dizzy Reece’s first album for Blue Note, Blues in Trinity goes a long way to establish the trumpeter’s signature sound. Reece doesn’t take chances stylistically; he prefers to stay within the confines of hard bop.

Nevertheless, he has a bold, forceful sound that simply burns with passion. Even on slower numbers, there’s a fire to his playing that keeps Blues in Trinity from being predictable. The high quality of the album is even more impressive given the recording circumstances.

The English-based Reece was playing in Paris at the time, and he assembled a sextet featuring the vacationing British musicians Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone) and Terry Shannon (piano), visiting American stars Donald Byrd (trumpet) and Art Taylor (drums), and Canadian bassist Lloyd Thompson, who was playing in Paris with Zoot Sims.

Although the band was thrown together, there’s a definite spark to this combo, which interacts as if it had been playing together for a long time. Throughout it all, Reece steals the show with his robust playing, and that’s why Blues in Trinity rises above the level of standard-issue hard bop and becomes something special.

01. Blues in Trinity (6:46)
02. I had the Craziest Dream (3:04)
03. Close-Up (10:39)
04. Shepherd’s Serenade (6:37)
05. Color Blind (6:03)
06. ‘Round About Midnight (4:47)
07. Eboo (4:02)
08. Just a Penny (5:29)

Dizzy Reece – trumpet
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Tubby Hayes – tenor saxophone
Terry Shannon – piano
Lloyd Thompson – bass
Art Taylor – drums

Originally issued as Blue Note BST-84006
Produced by Tony Hall / Alfred Lion
Recorded at Decca Studios, London; on August 24, 1958
Produced for release by Michael Cuscuna
Recording Engineer: Burt Stephens
Re-recording by Rudy Van Gelder
Mastering by Larry Walsh
Cover photo by Bill Penny
Cover design by Reid Miles
Reissue design by Patrick Roques
Liner notes by Tony Hall

Blue Note is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, Inc.
1995, Capitol Records, Inc.
Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., Hollywood and Vine Streets, California

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