The Phantom (album)

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The Phantom
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Studio album by Duke Pearson
Released 1968
Recorded June 24, 1968 (#3)
September 11, 1968 (#1-2, 4-6)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 38:36
Label Blue Note
BST 84293
Producer Francis Wolff
Duke Pearson chronology
Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band
(1967)Introducing Duke Pearson's Big Band1967
The Phantom
Now Hear This
(1968)Now Hear This1968

The Phantom is the twelfth album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson featuring performances recorded in 1968 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars stating "The Phantom finds Pearson writing an ambitious set of post-bop that expands the boundaries of the music with Latin percussion and complex harmonies derived from the avant-garde... The results aren't always successful, but they are intriguing and worth investigating".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Pearson except as indicated
  1. "The Phantom" - 10:21
  2. "Blues for Alvina" (Willie Wilson) - 3:09
  3. "Bunda Amerela (Little Yellow Streetcar)" - 5:46
  4. "Los Ojos Alegres (The Happy Eyes)" - 6:17
  5. "Say You're Mine" - 5:40
  6. "The Moana Surf" (Jerry Dodgion) - 7:23



  1. ^ Duke Pearson discography accessed September 9, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed September 8, 2010