On the Spur of the Moment


On the Spur of the Moment
On the Spur of the Moment
Studio album by Horace Parlan
Released 1961
Recorded March 18, 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 56:32
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Horace Parlan chronology
Headin' South
(1960)
On the Spur of the Moment
(1961)
Up & Down
(1961)

On the Spur of the Moment is the fifth album by American jazz pianist Horace Parlan featuring performances recorded and released on the Blue Note label in 1961.[1]

Contents

Reception

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars and stated "There are a few ballads, and even when things are at their hottest, Parlan's understated playing is a cue for the group to keep it tasteful, but that relaxed atmosphere is part of the reason why On the Spur of the Moment is another winning effort from the underrated pianist".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Horace Parlan except as indicated
  1. "On the Spur of the Moment" - 5:52
  2. "Skoo Chee" (Booker Ervin) - 10:55
  3. "And That I Am So in Love" (Harold Ousley) - 5:04
  4. "Al's Tune" (Ervin) - 7:02
  5. "Ray C." (Leon Mitchell) - 6:45
  6. "Pyramid" (Roger Williams) - 6:28
  7. "On the Spur of the Moment" [alternate take] - 7:55 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Pyramid Talk" [alternate take] (Williams) - 6:31 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on July 14, 1960

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Blue Note discography accessed September 22, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T.Allmusic Review accessed September 22, 2010

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