The October Suite

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The October Suite
Studio album by Steve Kuhn and Gary McFarland
Released 1966
Recorded October 14 and November 1, 1966
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:42
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Gary McFarland chronology
The October Suite
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Steve Kuhn chronology
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The October Suite
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The October Suite is an album by American jazz pianist Steve Kuhn and composer/arranger/conductor Gary McFarland featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "it is an anomaly in the Impulse catalog of the time in that it did not pursue the free jazz realms with the vengeance that most of the label's other acts did during that year".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gary McFarland
  1. "Remember When" - 4:52
  2. "St. Tropez Shuffle" - 6:22
  3. "One I Could Have Loved" - 7:13
  4. "Traffic Patterns" - 7:38
  5. "Childhood Dreams" - 6:34
  6. "Open Highway" - 6:03

Recorded on October 14, 1966 (tracks 1-3) and November 1, 1966 (4-6).



  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed April 1, 2011