24 September 2008
THE NEW HERITAGE KEYBOARD QUARTET
The New Heritage Keyboard Quartet for Blue Note from 1973.
Mickey Tucker, Piano, Clavinet & Harpsichord; Sir Roland Hanna, Piano, Harpsichord & Clavinet; Richard Davis, Bass; Eddie Gladden, Drums & Percussion
Another first in blogland at OIR for this '73 Blue Note outing-a great piece of dual keyboard improvisation supported by the sterling rhythm section.Check out the terrific reading of the old Eddie Jefferson fave " Zap Carnivorous" which kicks off the lp and the lovely latin lilt of "86 1/2"
From the sleeve notes:
It's not so much where Mickey Tucker,Sir Roland Hanna,Richard Davis and Eddie Gladden have been.It's where all of us are going that matters in this remarkable first offering by The New Heritage Keyboard Quartet.Mickey and Roland's keyboard wizardry,the insinuating and trailing moans of Richard Davis on Bass,and Eddie's percussive conversations furnish this chamber music for that mysterious future of ours.Bur best of all, this combo never violates our jazz given right to good blues and a compelling beat;never forget to invoke our toes as well as our heads.