Black Orchid (album)

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Black Orchid
Black Orchid (album).jpg
Studio album by The Three Sounds
Released April 1964[1]
Recorded February 4, 1962 (#10, 12-13, 15)
March 7, 1962 (#1-4 & 6)
March 8, 1962 (#5, 7-8)
June 27, 1962 (#9, 11)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:37 original LP
74:02 1998 CD reissue
69:53 2015 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84155
Producer Alfred Lion
The Three Sounds chronology
Out of This World
(1962)Out of This World1962
Black Orchid
(1962)
Blue Genes
(1962)Blue Genes1962

Black Orchid is an album by jazz group The Three Sounds featuring performances recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[2] The 1998 limited CD reissue features other seven unissued tracks recorded at different sessions. It was also issued in Japan in 2015, on SHM-CD, featuring different bonus tracks recorded on the same sessions.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars stating "It displays their knack for deftly swinging uptempo numbers, light blues and sensitive standards. If anything, it swings a little harder and is a little more soulful than some of its predecessors".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Gene Harris except as indicated
  1. "Black Orchid" (Neal Hefti) - 5:25
  2. "A Foggy Day" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 6:46
  3. "For All We Know" (Coots, Lewis) - 5:31
  4. "Oh Well, Oh Well" - 3:45
  5. "At Last" (Gordon, Warren) - 5:37
  6. "Secret Love" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) - 5:44
  7. "Don't Go, Don't Go" - 5:08
  8. "Saucer Eyes" (Weston) - 4:41

Bonus tracks on 1998 CD reissue:

  1. "You Dig It" - 5:41
  2. "Nature Boy" (eden ahbez) - 4:11
  3. "Theme From M Squad" (Carter) - 4:15
  4. "Azule Serape" (Feldman) - 4:22
  5. "For Dancers Only" (Oliver, Raye, Schoen) - 3:52
  6. "Back Home" - 3:27
  7. "Tadd's Delight" (Dameron) - 5:37

2015 SHM-CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Black Orchid" (Neil Hefti) - 5:24
  2. "A Foggy Day" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 6:44
  3. "For All We Know" (Coots, Lewis) - 5:29
  4. "Oh Well, Oh Well" - 3:43
  5. "At Last" (Gordon, Warren) - 5:34
  6. "Secret Love" (Fain) - 5:42
  7. "Don't Go, Don't Go" - 5:05
  8. "Saucer Eyes" (Weston) - 4:40

Bonus tracks

  1. "Babe's Blues" (Randy Weston) - 4:37
  2. "Over the Rainbow" (Harburg, Arlen) - 4:55
  3. "Tadd's Delight" (Dameron) - 5:40
  4. "Azule Serape" (Feldman) - 4:20
  5. "For Dancers Only" (Oliver, Raye, Schoen) - 3:51
  6. "Nature Boy" (Ahbez) - 4:09

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Apr 25, 1964
  2. ^ Blue Note discography accessed October 11, 2010
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed October 11, 2010