Introducing the 3 Sounds

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Introducing the 3 Sounds
Studio album by The Three Sounds
Released 1959
Recorded September 16 & 18, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 38:05 original LP
67:29 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BLP 1600
Producer Alfred Lion
The Three Sounds chronology
Introducing the 3 Sounds
(1958)
Bottoms Up!
(1959)

Introducing the 3 Sounds is the debut album by jazz group The Three Sounds featuring performances recorded in 1958 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The CD reissue includes five bonus tracks and one alternate take originally issued in Japan as Introducing the 3 Sounds Volume 2. It would be the first Blue Note release to feature short lived catalogue numbering "BLP 16.." for mono issues and "BST 16.." for stereo releases (1600 series).

Reception[edit]

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

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 5 stars stating "The Three Sounds never really deviated from the sound they established on Introducing, but that's one of the things that is so remarkable — they were fully formed on their very first album. Even if it was a peak, it wasn't the only peak in their career. They would often match the heights of this album, but this debut remains a shining jewel in their catalog, and the way to become acquainted with their sound".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Harris except as indicated

  1. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 4:36
  2. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 4:42
  3. "Both Sides" - 4:41
  4. "Blue Bells" - 4:25
  5. "It's Nice" - 4:39
  6. "Goin' Home" (Traditional) - 3:54
  7. "Would'n You" (Gillespie) - 7:12
  8. "'O Sole Mio" (Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo di Capua) - 3:56

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Bobby" - 4:26
  2. "Mo-Ge" - 4:25
  3. "It Might as Well Be Spring" (Hammerstein II, Rodgers) - 6:33
  4. "Soft Touch" - 3:43
  5. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Ellington) - 4:39
  6. "Goin' Home" [Alternate take] - 5:38

Recorded on September 16 (tracks 1-3, 5, 9, 10 & 12), and September 18 (tracks 4, 6-8, 11, 13 & 14), 1958.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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