On the Spot!

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On the Spot!
On the Spot!.jpg
Studio album by Jaki Byard
Released 1967
Recorded February 16, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 39:45
Label Prestige
PR 7524
Producer Don Schlitten
Jaki Byard chronology
Freedom Together!
(1966)Freedom Together!1966
On the Spot!
Sunshine of My Soul
(1967)Sunshine of My Soul1967

On the Spot! is an album by the pianist Jaki Byard recorded in 1967 apart from one track from the 1965 live recordings that produced Jaki Byard Quartet Live!. It was released on the Prestige label.[1]


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

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with the review by Scott Yanow stating, "the music serves as a perfect outlet for Jaki Byard's eclectic talents".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jaki Byard except as indicated

  1. "A-Toodle-Oo, Toodle-Oo" - 3:51
  2. "I Fall in Love Too Easily" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 2:31
  3. "Olean Visit" - 5:58
  4. "Spanish Tinge" - 6:17
  5. "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (Irving Berlin) - 2:34
  6. "On the Spot" - 3:22
  7. "GEB Piano Roll" - 2:42
  8. "Second Balcony Jump" (Billy Eckstine, Gerald Valentine) - 6:57
  9. "P.C. Blues" - 2:19
  10. "Snow Flakes" - 3:14
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on February 16, 1967, except track 4 which was recorded live at Lennie's on the Turnpike in West Peabody, Massachusetts, on April 15, 1965.



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed July 26, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed July 26, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 35. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.