7 February 2009
EDDIE MARSHALL - DANCE OF THE SUN
Eddie Marshall for Timeless from 1977.
Emanuel 'Manny' Boyd (ss, ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), George Cables (p), James Leary (b), Eddie Marshall (d, per)
Check the line up - yep it's Hutcherson's band from the mid 70s but with the drummer as leader.
Four compositions from Marshall,one from Hutch and an old warhorse in "Salt Peanuts".
Quality assurance guaranteed no need to sit and pontificate about this one!
Here's an excerpt from an interview which Eddie did with Eric Muhler :
Eric: How many CD's have you recorded in your own name?
Eddie: Just one. One CD and one album.
Eric: Record album? That vinyl stuff that nobody knows about anymore? (Laughter)
Eddie: Yeah. I don't know if I even have it here. In my own name that's what I've done.
Eric: Really? How come not more?
Eddie: Because…you make records to sell them! (Laughter)
Eric: Not necessarily! (More laughter) Not here in the Bay Area!
Eddie: The first one I made I was working with Bobby Hutcherson. It was a long time ago. It was called Dance of the Sun, which was really, really a good album. The second one I made which is a CD I made four or five years ago; I actually made the CD because I wanted to get my tunes on a CD so I could send them to different artists. That was my main purpose for it. Then I said, "I'll just make it and sell them on the gig." And I've done neither! (Laughter) I always forget to bring them on the gig! I can't sell them on Bill's gig because my music's a different type of music. It's a different type of thing altogether. Which is why I never made records. When I got into the business, it wasn't to have a band. The reality of that was brought home to me about five years ago when I had this CD and I was trying to shop it around, and one record company said, "You know, drummer albums hardly ever sell. The last drummer that really sold albums was Art Blakey." And it's true, too. Then he says, "Right now, Roy Haynes, one of the greatest drummers ever, he can't get a record contract." I've always had to make a living playing music, so my idea was to play a lot of different styles and be a real good sideman. That's what I've always tried to do. Even from the git go that was the idea. I wanted to play in Little Richard's band but I didn't want to be Little Richard! (Laughter) I just wanted to be in the band!
Read the rest of the interview here.
This cd was deleted years ago although you may snag one on ebay.