The Opener

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The Opener
The Opener.jpg
Studio album by Curtis Fuller
Released End of September 1957[1]
Recorded June 16, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 36:56
Label Blue Note
BLP 1567
Producer Alfred Lion
Curtis Fuller chronology
Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes with French Horns
(1957)Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes with French Horns1957
The Opener
(1957)
Bone & Bari
(1957)Bone & Bari1957

The Opener is an album by American trombonist Curtis Fuller recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 1567.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "The Opener is trombonist Curtis Fuller's first album for Blue Note and it is a thoroughly impressive affair".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Curtis Fuller except as indicated
  1. "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) - 6:52
  2. "Hugore" - 6:43
  3. "Oscalypso" (Oscar Pettiford) - 5:40
  4. "Here's to My Lady" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 6:43
  5. "Lizzy's Bounce" - 5:25
  6. "Soon" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:33

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Oct 7, 1957
  2. ^ Blue Note discography accessed October 22, 2010
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed October 22, 2010