Something Magic (rmst) CD (2006)

Artist: Procol Harum

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Product Overview


Label Hep Cat Records
SKU 63500821
UPC 009910491829
UPC 14 04009910491829
Format CD
Release Date 7/18/2006
Author Procol Harum
Compilation Appearance Classic Jazz
Compilation Appearance Prestige Profiles
Compilation Appearance Prestige Profiles
Associated Artist/Work Blanchard, Terence
Associated Artist/Work Charles, Teddy
Associated Artist/Work Christian Burchard
Associated Artist/Work Clarence Becton
Associated Artist/Work Coltrane, John
Technical Info
CatalogID REP 4918
Lable Name Repertoire
Released 03/05/2001
Original Release 1991
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 40099104918296
Album Notes and Credits
SOMETHING MAGIC is a late-1970s offering from '60's psychedelic rock outfit Procol Harum.
The German digipak version has the original album remastered and with two bonus cuts.
Personnel: Horace Parlan (piano); Manfred Schoof (cornet); Mal Waldron (piano).
Recording information: Volksbhne, East Berlin, Germany (04/??/1979/06/25/1983).
Horace Parlan has rarely been featured in a solo piano concert setting, but this 1983 live date recorded for broadcast in East Berlin is an exceptional outing. He opens with a percolating take of "Solar" and also excels with a driving arrangement of the trumpeter's modal masterpiece "Nardis" (which is strangely credited to pianist Bill Evans, who recorded and performed it many times over a 20-year period). Parlan's lush, imaginative interpretation of Charles Mingus' "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" and brooding, bluesy setting of the late bassist's "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" are also noteworthy, though the latter is marred by some technical distortion in a few places. The pianist also delivers the goods with a swinging rendition of "There Is No Greater Love" and a dreamy "Over the Rainbow." One track from a 1979 concert recording of pianist Mal Waldron Sextet was evidently added to lengthen the original album to a more acceptable time for a CD; although it is a rewarding performance, it seems a bit of a misfit as an addendum to Parlan's material. ~ Ken Dryden
Disc 1
1 Solar
2 Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
3 There's No Greater Love
4 Over the Rainbow
5 Nardis
6 Little Waltz
7 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
8 Sieg
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