Merry-Go-Round (album)

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Merry-Go-Round
Studio album by Elvin Jones
Released 1972
Recorded February 12 & December 16, 1971
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 32:06
Label Blue Note
BST 84414
Producer George Butler
Elvin Jones chronology
Genesis
(1971)
Merry-Go-Round
(1971)
Mr. Jones
(1972)

Merry-Go-Round is an album by American jazz drummer Elvin Jones recorded in 1971 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars stating "the music is generally quite worthwhile, if a bit eclectic... An interesting set, but Elvin Jones has recorded many more rewarding albums".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "'Round Town" (Gene Perla) - 3:25
  2. "Brite Piece" (Dave Liebman) - 4:46
  3. "Lungs" (Jan Hammer) - 2:25
  4. "A Time for Love" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 4:48
  5. "Tergiversation" (Perla) - 3:27
  6. "La Fiesta" (Chick Corea) - 6:05
  7. "The Children's Merry-Go-Round March" (Keiko Jones) - 2:50
  8. "Who's Afraid of..." (Frank Foster) - 4:20

Recorded on February 12 (#1) and December 16 (#2-8), 1971.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elvin Jones discography accessed December 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed December 1, 2010