Where? (album)

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Where?
Where? (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1961
RecordedJune 20, 1961
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length35:50
LabelNew Jazz NJ 8265
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Ron Carter chronology
Where?
(1961)
Uptown Conversation
(1969)
Eric Dolphy chronology
Far Cry
(1960)
Where?
(1961)
The Quest
(1961)
Reissue Cover
Where? (Eric Dolphy album).jpg

Where? is the debut album by bassist Ron Carter recorded in 1961 and released on the New Jazz label.[1] Some reissues of the album appear under Eric Dolphy's name.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Jim Todd stated "Carter and Dolphy had played together in Chico Hamilton's group and on Dolphy's important 1960 date Out There. Where? has elements in common with both, but is closer to Hamilton's late-'50s chamber jazz than to the more outward-bound Dolphy date. ... Carter's skill is undeniable, but his playing on Where? is a bit polite and monochromatic. ...Dolphy -- playing bass clarinet, alto sax, and flute -- is a far more interesting prospect, even if he doesn't blow his face off to the extent he did in other settings"[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ron Carter except as indicated
  1. "Rally" — 5:42
  2. "Bass Duet" — 5:43
  3. "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg)" — 7:37
  4. "Where?" (Randy Weston)" — 5:58
  5. "Yes, Indeed" (Sy Oliver)" — 5:51
  6. "Saucer Eyes" (Weston)" —5:08

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ron Carter discography accessed February 21, 2011
  2. ^ Discogs album entry, accessed March 30, 2015
  3. ^ a b Todd, Jim. Ron Carter – Where?: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 39. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.