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
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.

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