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.

31 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/192638658/Eddie_Marshall.rar

ish said...

Thanks Bacoso.

alex said...

many thanks bacoso-nice drop!

Wallofsound said...

Great line-up. I'm looking forward to hearing this. Thanks for sharing.

Greg said...

that picture's fucking shite...

use this one i done for you of my copy:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/3261347534_20734d6cc9.jpg?v=0

katonah said...

there's another one. i've seen a vinyl cover, mainly all yellow affair with some writing down the middle from memory.

johnv said...

Thanks Bacoso! Can't get enough of Bobby Hutcherson.

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Bacoso, thanks-grazie as ever!

taro nombei said...

straight away, no further ado.
MUCH appreciated, as always.
TN

Andy said...

Bacoso thank you very much,top stuff

JS said...

wonderful.. that's my listening sorted in the car for this week then..

thanks
john

mpn1jco said...

perfect! great one.

orleyfarm said...

Thanks a bunch! "no need to sit and pontificate" indeed.

Has anyone seen the 2 albums by the Timeless All-Stars floating around in the jazzblogosphere? The lineup is Buster Williams, Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Chris Fuller, Harold Land and Billy Higgins. I believe the albums are called "Timeless Heart" and "It's Timeless."

Newk said...

Sigh...this makes me miss San Francisco. I had many fond musical memories of both Moore and Hutcherson. Eddie Moore did indeed record a few more albums that he put out himself (CDR?) that I used to see floating around at shows or used bins.

FlimFlam said...

nice thanks

Festoonic said...

Grrrrreat under-rated drummer. Been hoping to come across this sooner or later. Thank you!

fan-tas-tic said...

Wonderful line up, thanks!

gregoriograzi said...

Had the good fortune to see bobby and eddie at yoshi's last month. Eddie Marshall can still play shit!! Man, Is he good. Thanks much for this!

Jehan said...

you're a great person. this is a great blog. things like this make life great. have a great day.

Art Simon said...

Wow, Bacoso, what a find! Great Album, Thanks! Just Great!

arshille said...

Thank You for sharing this incredible music -
Best Wishes from arshille

Miles said...

a great choice here. i've always dug this recording from eddie. he's a propulsive and intuitive drummer who remains one of the most underrated and under-recorded musicians in jazz. in the recent past, he was alternating with donald bailey leading a jazz brunch at the s.f. ritz-carlton with mel martin and others.

btw -- this date is available digitally through itunes, amazon, etc. it's the timeless/holland pressing. here's a link for the original cover:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ymuiyy5xlny

papagianni said...

thank you

KingCake said...

Thanks for this and many others over the last week - I have been remiss about posting my thanks but will try to catch up. I had this back when it came out and had the good fortune to know Eddie back in my San Francisco days - my copy is long since gone so this makes me very happy to recover it. I invite you to take a look at my site as well
http://kingcakekrypt.blogspot.com/

sasha said...

Hey Man!!! Many many thanks...Been wanting to catch up with this for a long long time...Just gotta say you really are, in spite of what 'Copyright agents' would have you believe, doing these great artists a service..You are raising their profile in a commercial environment that only ever considers financial gain..As Eddie points out in his interview that (raising his profile) and the live work is, and always was, the main concern of the artist.

anyathar said...

thanks for this, always nice to see something by bobby hutcherson that's new to me

hookfinger said...

Thanks for this one...and many others.

swamielmo said...

thanks bocoso. eddie marshall is cool

Focused Meander said...

Bacoso, thanx for sharing. I liked this record. Track #6 (Andree) was sampled by Politik (which is Marc de Clive-Lowe & Bembe Seque) on their track named "She's Gone" off of the Album "The Politik" (released in 2007). I wondered if they paid for it. ;-)

I love going through your blog. I wish my crates were as diversed and hefty as your vaults.

Simon666 said...

a belated thanks for this, looks like I forgot to comment way back when ! Anyway, loved it and just grabbed it from a market for $3 ...

2bad said...

Thanks Bacoso. This is an amazing discovery. All the positions in this band are filled by top-notch musicians. Eddie Marshall really shines on this and Manny Boyd is smokin'. That is the heaviest version of Salt Peanuts anybody ever played - really amazing concept. So glad you introduced me to these guys. Now I am digging up all the records by this band.