The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2

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The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2
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Studio album by Herbie Nichols
Released 1955
Recorded May 13, 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 28:30
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Herbie Nichols chronology
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 1
(1955)The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 11955
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2
Herbie Nichols Trio
(1956)Herbie Nichols Trio1956

The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2 is an album by American jazz pianist Herbie Nichols featuring performances recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1955 as a 10 inch LP.[1]


Although originally unheralded at the time of release Nichol's Blue Note recordings have gained recognition as highly original and ground-breaking compositions and performances. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded Nichols' The Complete Blue Note Recordings, released in 1997, a five star rating and stated "The music is virtually unclassifiable, and although largely straight-ahead, sounds unlike anything produced by Herbie Nichols' contemporaries. Essential music".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Herbie Nichols
Side A
  1. "Amoeba's Dance" - 4:29
  2. "Crisp Day" - 3:43
  3. "2300 Skiddoo" - 4:29
Side B
  1. "It Didn't Happen" - 5:10
  2. "Shuffle Montgomery" - 5:11
  3. "Brass Rings" - 5:28
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on May 13, 1955



  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed November 30, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review: The Complete Blue Note Recordings: Herbie Nichols accessed November 30, 2010