Nica's Tempo

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Nica's Tempo
Studio album by Gigi Gryce
Released 1955
Recorded October 15 & 22, 1955
Genre Jazz
Label Savoy
(originally Signal Records).
Gigi Gryce chronology
Art Farmer Quintet featuring Gigi Gryce
(1955)
Nica's Tempo
(1955)
Jazz Lab
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Nica's Tempo is an album by Gigi Gryce recorded in 1955. The title track is a reference to Nica de Koenigswarter (born Kathleen Annie Pannonica Rothschild) aka "The Bebop Baroness" or "The Jazz Baroness," a patron of jazz greats such as Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker.

The album was originally issued as Gigi Gryce Quartet And Orchestra (Signal S 1201). The Signal masters were later acquired by Savoy Records, who reissued this album in 1958.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Speculation" (Horace Silver) – 4:03
  2. "In a Meditating Mood" (Gryce) – 4:22
  3. "Social Call" (Gryce, Jon Hendricks) – 2:43
  4. "Smoke Signal" (Gryce) – 3:42
  5. "(You'll Always Be) The One I Love" (Gryce) – 3:28
  6. "Kerry Dance" (traditional) – 3:00
  7. "Shuffle Boil" (Thelonious Monk) – 4:59
  8. "Brakes Sake" (Monk) – 4:45
  9. "Gallop's Gallop" (Monk) – 5:25
  10. "Nica's Tempo" (Gryce) – 6:06

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, October 22, 1955

Tracks 3, 5: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, October 22, 1955

Tracks 7-10: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, October 15, 1955

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G.. Nica's Tempo at AllMusic
  2. ^ Tim Neely Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide: 50 Years of Jazz on Vinyl, Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2011, p.218