Black Orchid (album)

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Black Orchid
Studio album by The Three Sounds
Released 1962
Recorded February 4, 1962 (#10, 12, 13, 15)
March 7, 1962 (#1-4 & 6)
March 8, 1962 (#5, 7-8)
June 27, 1962 (#9, 11, 15)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:37 original LP
74:02 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84155
Producer Alfred Lion
The Three Sounds chronology
Out of This World
(1962)
Black Orchid
(1962)
Blue Genes
(1962)

Black Orchid is an album by jazz group The Three Sounds featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The 1998 limited CD reissue features other seven unissued tracks recorded at different sessions.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars stating "It displays their knack for deftly swinging uptempo numbers, light blues and sensitive standards. If anything, it swings a little harder and is a little more soulful than some of its predecessors".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Harris except as indicated
  1. "Black Orchid" (Neil Hefti) - 5:25
  2. "A Foggy Day" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 6:46
  3. "For All We Know" (Coots, Lewis) - 5:31
  4. "Oh Well, Oh Well" - 3:45
  5. "At Last" (Gordon, Warren) - 5:37
  6. "Secret Love" (Fain) - 5:44
  7. "Don't Go, Don't Go" - 5:08
  8. "Saucer Eyes" (Weston) - 4:41

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "You Dig It" - 5:41
  2. "Nature Boy" (Ahbez) - 4:11
  3. "Theme From M Squad" (Carter) - 4:15
  4. "Azule Serape" (Feldman) - 4:22
  5. "For Dancers Only" (Oliver, Raye, Schoen) - 3:52
  6. "Back Home" - 3:27
  7. "Tadd's Delight" (Dameron) - 5:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed October 11, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed October 11, 2010