Happenings (Hank Jones and Oliver Nelson album)

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Happenings
Happenings (Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson album).jpg
Studio album by Hank Jones and Oliver Nelson
Released 1966
Recorded October 19, 20 & 21, 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 32:42
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele
Hank Jones chronology
This Is Ragtime Now!
(1964)This Is Ragtime Now!1964
Happenings
(1966)
Hanky Panky
(1975)Hanky Panky1975
Oliver Nelson chronology
Sound Pieces
(1966) Sound Pieces1966
Happenings
(1966) Happenings1966
Encyclopedia of Jazz
(1966) Encyclopedia of Jazz1966

Happenings is an album by American jazz pianist Hank Jones and composer/arranger Oliver Nelson featuring performances recorded in 1966 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 2 stars stating "the forgettable sound of the electric harpsichord (an instrument that thankfully didn't catch on, contrary to liner note writer Stanley Dance's prediction that it was here to stay along with earlier electronic instruments) keeps this release from achieving the heights it would have if Jones had only stuck to the piano throughout the sessions. This disc will be sought only by those fans who must have everything Hank Jones has recorded".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Oliver Nelson except as indicated
  1. "Broadwalk Samba" (Johnny Hodges) - 2:56
  2. "Winchester Cathedral" (Geoff Stephens) - 2:22
  3. "Mas Que Nada (Pow Pow Pow)" (Jorge Ben) - 2:35
  4. "Lullaby of Jazzland" (Manny Albam) - 2:32
  5. "Jazztime, U.S.A." (Stanley Clayton, George Cates, Jack Pleis) - 2:19
  6. "Cul-De-Sac" (Krzysztof Komeda) - 3:09
  7. "Happenings" - 3:11
  8. "Lou's Good Dues Blues" - 4:21
  9. "Fugue Tune" (Traditional) - 4:22
  10. "Spy With a Cold Nose" (Riz Ortolani) - 2:13
  11. "Funky But Blues" - 2:42
  • Recorded in New York City on October 19, 1966 (tracks 5, 6, 10 & 11), October 20, 1966 (tracks 2, 3, 7 & 8) and October 21, 1966 (tracks 1, 4 & 9)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed April 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed April 8, 2011
  3. ^ Payne, D. Allmusic Review accessed July 29, 2012