Now Hear This (Duke Pearson album)

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Now Hear This
Studio album by Duke Pearson
Released 1969
Recorded December 3, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 43:19
Label Blue Note
BST 84308
Producer Duke Pearson
Duke Pearson chronology
The Phantom
(1968)
Now Hear This
(1968)
How Insensitive
(1969)

Now Hear This is the thirteenth album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson. It features big band performances recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Duke Pearson returned to a big band setting for Now Hear This!, once again proving his agility and inventiveness as an arranger and leader... Even if much of this music is beautiful, Pearson's arrangements take chances and are unconventional, which means it rewards close listening as well".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Pearson except as indicated
  1. "Disapproachment" (Frank Foster) - 5:49
  2. "I'm Tired Crying Over You" (Buddy Johnson) - 3:43
  3. "Tones for Joan's Bones" (Chick Corea) - 5:33
  4. "Amanda" - 3:42
  5. "Dad Digs Mom" (and Mom Digs Dad)" - 2:47
  6. "Minor League" - 6:37
  7. "Here's That Rainy Day" (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 4:26
  8. "Make It Good" - 4:41
  9. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 6:01

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duke Pearson discography accessed September 9, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed September 8, 2010