Herbie Nichols Trio

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Herbie Nichols Trio
Studio album by Herbie Nichols
Released 1956
Recorded August 1 &7, 1955 and April 19, 1956
Genre Jazz
Length 38:50
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Herbie Nichols chronology
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2
(1955)
Herbie Nichols Trio
(1956)
Love, Gloom, Cash, Love
(1957)

Herbie Nichols Trio is the third album by American jazz pianist Herbie Nichols, featuring performances recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1956.[1]

Reception[edit]

Although originally unheralded at the time of release Nichol's Blue Note recordings have gained recognition as highly original and ground-breaking compositions and performances. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded Nichols' The Complete Blue Note Recordings, released in 1997, a five-star rating and stated: "The music is virtually unclassifiable, and although largely straight-ahead, sounds unlike anything produced by Herbie Nichols' contemporaries. Essential music".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Herbie Nichols except as indicated
  1. "The Gig" - 4:27
  2. "House Party Starting" - 5:41
  3. "Chit-Chatting" - 4:04
  4. "Lady Sings the Blues" - 4:25
  5. "Terpsichore" - 4:01
  6. "Spinning Song" - 4:56
  7. "Query" - 3:29
  8. "Wildflower" - 4:06
  9. "Hangover Triangle" - 4:05
  10. "Mine" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:03
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, on August 1, 1955 (tracks 1-4 & 9), August 7, 1955 (track 5), and April 19, 1956 (tracks 6-8 & 10)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 30, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review: The Complete Blue Note Recordings: Herbie Nichols accessed November 30, 2010