All the Magic

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All the Magic
All the Magic.jpg
Studio album by Lester Bowie
Released 1982
Recorded June 1982
Genre Jazz
Length 81:07
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Lester Bowie chronology
The Great Pretender
(1981)The Great Pretender1981
All the Magic
(1982)
I Only Have Eyes for You
(1983)I Only Have Eyes for You1983

All the Magic is the second album by Lester Bowie recorded for ECM. It was released in 1982 as a double LP with the first disc consisting of band performances and a second disc of solo trumpet improvisations by Bowie.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars, stating, "All in all, this two-fer shows off both Lester Bowie's playing abilities and his sense of humor.".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One

  1. "For Louie" (Wilson) - 12:14
  2. "Spacehead" - 6:47
  3. "Ghosts" (Ayler) - 3:09
  4. "Trans Traditional Suite" - 15:51
  5. "Let The Good Times Roll" (Shirley Goodman, Leonard Lee) - 6:47

Disc Two

  1. "Organic Echo" - 3:17
  2. "Dunce Dance" - 2:05
  3. "Charlie M. (Part II)" - 2:49
  4. "Thirsty?" - 3:34
  5. "Almost Christmas" - 3:52
  6. "Down Home" - 2:40
  7. "Okra Influence" - 4:38
  8. "Miles Davis Meets Donald Duck" - 1:49
  9. "Deb Deb's Face" - 2:03
  10. "Monkey Waltz" - 1:47
  11. "Fradulent Fanfare" - 1:01
  12. "Organic Echo (Part II)" - 5:27
All compositions by Lester Bowie except as indicated

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 28, 2011
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 28. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.