Some Other Stuff
|Some Other Stuff|
|Studio album by Grachan Moncur III|
|Recorded||July 6, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|Grachan Moncur III chronology|
Some Other Stuff is the second album by American trombonist Grachan Moncur III recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label in 1965. It was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2008 and reissued on CD.
The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set (which has been reissued on CD) was one of his finest... None of the compositions caught on but the strong and very individual improvising of the young musicians is enough of a reason to acquire the advanced music".
According to Moncur, "Gnostic", a free jazz piece "which eliminates a pulsating meter", should represent the achievement of salvation through the expression of knowledge and wisdom. "Thandiwa" means "beloved one" in the Zulu language, and it is the least experimental track of the album. With "The Twins", built off only one chord, he wanted to portrait his twin brothers; he considered the rhythm the focal point of the composition. "Nomadic" is centered around a drum solo by Tony Williams.
All compositions by Grachan Moncur III
- "Gnostic" - 11:46
- "Thandiwa" - 8:21
- "The Twins" - 12:55
- "Nomadic" - 7:43
- Grachan Moncur III - trombone
- Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
- Herbie Hancock - piano
- Cecil McBee - bass
- Tony Williams - drums