6 March 2008
STANLEY COWELL - EQUIPOISE
Stanley Cowell for Galaxy from 1979.
One of my favourite Cowell lps - well,how can you go wrong with support from the great Cecil McBee and the mighty Roy Haynes! Produced by Ed Michel.
Pianist Stanley Cowell introduced his most famous composition "Equipoise" on this trio set with bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Roy Haynes. Actually the entire LP (which is unfortunately out-of-print) is a fine all-round showcase for Cowell who also plays three of his other lesser-known originals, McBee's "Lady Blue" and Jackie McLean's "Dr. Jackle." Cowell has long had an original style within the modern mainstream and his interplay with his notable sidemen on this program always holds one's interest. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide
Ripped @320 from the original vinyl.