Jaki Byard Quartet Live!
|Jaki Byard Quartet Live!|
|Live album by Jaki Byard Quartet|
|Recorded||April 15, 1965
Lennie's On The Turnpike in West Peabody, Massachusetts
PR 7419 and PR 7477
|Jaki Byard chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "The set, recorded live at Lennie's-on-the-Turnpike in Massachusetts, is a superior outing for all of the players... Recommended". Gary Giddins was also positive, and picked out "Twelve" from "the inspired quartet performances": "this piece has free episodes resolved by blues choruses, and Byard's comping is so vigorous that he makes the quartet sound like a larger band".
All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated
- "Twelve" – 12:10 Originally released on Vol. 1
- "Denise" – 9:41 Originally released on Vol. 1
- "Thing What Is" (Alan Dawson) – 11:36 Originally released on Vol. 1
- "Broadway" (Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode) – 13:39 Originally released on Vol. 1
- "Alan's Got Rhythm" (Byard, Dawson) – 10:28 Originally released on Vol. 2
- "Cathy" (Joe Farrell) – 8:08 Originally released on Vol. 2
- "Bass-Ment Blues" – 11:18 Originally released on Vol. 2
- Jaki Byard – piano
- Joe Farrell – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, drums
- George Tucker – bass
- Alan Dawson – drums, vibraphone
- Prestige Records discography accessed July 25, 2012
- Yanow, Scott Allmusic Review, accessed July 25, 2012
- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 35. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Giddins, Gary (1985) Rhythm-a-ning: Jazz Tradition and Innovation in the 1980s, p. 6. Oxford University Press.
Monson, Ingrid (1996) Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction. The University of Chicago Press. (Contains a detailed description and discussion of the performance of "Bass-Ment Blues" from this album.)