10 July 2009

CARTER JEFFERSON - THE RISE OF ATLANTIS


















Carter Jefferson for Timeless from 1978.
Terrific post bop album with latin influences -All Killer No Filler!

John Hicks (Piano), Terumasa Hino (Trumpet), Woody Shaw (Producer), Clint Houston (Bass), Victor Lewis (Drums),Carter Jefferson (Sax ), Lani Groves (Vocals), Shunzo Ohno (Trumpet), Steve Thornton (Percussion), Harry Whitaker (Piano)

Here's the customary underwhelming AMG review :
Tenor saxophonist Carter Jefferson made somewhat of a name for himself when trumpeter Woody Shaw chose him as a member of his first working quintet. Shaw is the producer of this album, Jefferson's fine debut (and evidently only) recording as a leader. Taking a cue from Shaw, the saxophonist sticks essentially to a quintet of trumpet and sax backed by all-star rhythm sections. Three of the tracks include hard bop trumpeter Terumasa Hino while the other three feature little-known Japanese trumpeter Shunzo Ono. Most of the tunes are firmly in the school of hard bop, the sort of music that Woody Shaw played so well. While there is not any new ground broken, it is all performed competently enough. While not as emotionally charged as his work with Shaw, Jefferson impresses with a fluid, mobile attack that shows a solid grasp of his material. If the groups seem to be sometimes merely going through the motions, there are nonetheless enough fine moments to make this a worthwhile purchase.AMG.

A reliable and advanced soloist who spent most of his career as a sideman, Carter Jefferson is best-remembered for his association with Woody Shaw during 1977-1980. Jefferson started on clarinet and played alto before settling on tenor, going on tour early in the backup bands of the Temptations, the Supremes, and Little Richard. In 1971, he moved to New York to attend New York University and soon spent two years with Mongo Santamaria and a period in 1973 as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After his important stint with Woody Shaw (with whom he recorded several times), Jefferson worked with many top players, including Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Cedar Walton, Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band, Malachi Thompson, and Jack Walrath's Masters of Suspense. His premature death in Poland after emergency surgery was a major loss. Carter Jefferson only led one record, The Rise of Atlantis, on the Timeless label in 1978. AMG.

38 comments:

bacoso said...

original vinyl rip @320:
http://rapidshare.com/files/250300789/Carter_Jefferson.rar

phil said...

mucho mucho gracias mon amigo :)

Simon666 said...

whoah beautiful album, thanks :)

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Thank u Bacoso...one more spectacular gift!

sawanotsuru said...

damn, where do you find this stuff?

muchas gracias

Greg said...

Wow, another mind-blower! Many thanks for the great music.

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Markaz said...

Nice one!

For me the annoying thing about the AMG reviews (I'm sure the one and only Scott inspired the restuarant critic from the film Ratatouille) is that they are not consistent. At first I thought I could read their reviews like a sort of code (competent used with hard bop probably means really good. Poor or uninspiring used in reference to funky or spiritual jazz means fantastic, etc). But even that doesn't work. End result is that, for me - and i suspect a lot of others - the reviews provide entertainment value only.

Markaz said...

Shit!!! Just noticed "Harry Whitaker"!!

It's like I've always said - Scott and the AMG crowd are always on the money when it comes to the info in their reviews :-)

Solomon said...

Thank you.

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THOMAS 'Tom' CIZAUSKAS said...

I was fortunate enough to see Carter Jefferson perform many times at the old One Step Down, after he returned to Washington, D.C. This brings back many pleasant memories. Thank you.

codazzo said...

thank you bacoso, you're the bomb ;)

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

another wonderful post.
thank you bacoso

wara_katsu said...

amazing album! especially 'why' brings me to heaven... thanks bacoso!

Focused Meander said...

Nice offering, nice set. I see Harry Whitaker is on here as well. I love "Black Renaissance"...and his other work with Roy Ayers.

swamielmo said...

wow, john hicks too. first saw him with betty carter. been interested ever since. thanks bacoso

g.raf said...

A great post bacoso! Thank you.

sawanotsuru said...

just had to come back and say that this one is a real gem, thanks so much bacoso.

taro nombei said...

Even without all the above endorsements, I now this one is going to seriously rock my tree.
thanks in advance Basoso!

FlimFlam said...

beautiful stuff - thanks

Matheus said...

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gilhodges said...

Only a moderately refined conscience kept me from nicking this from my college radio station back when this was a new release. Thank you for relieving my guilty thoughts.

jur said...

Great album.

Love "Swong for Gwen" and "Wind Chimes".

Tanks a lot!

Hapi said...

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E S said...

Carter was a great player - I saw him many times with Woody. The energy he created with Woody and the rest of the group(especially Victor Lewis) was nothing short of one of the greatest concert experiences of my life. Download WOODY at ElGoogJa or buy Rosewood to hear what they were putting down. I even had the honor of playing with him once at the Sunset in Paris in 1988 or 89. In addition to being a great player, he was a very gracious and friendly person. It's disgusting to read the pretentious fucked up AMG text - why even include that waste of ink.

Andy said...

Excellent,thank you very much.

dylanfan said...

Great stuff, an artist unknown to me...where do you find this stuff? Amazing! THANKS A LOT!

xmnr0x23 said...

Aaaahhhh, my favourite place on the net. Just had a Herbolzheimer party and before that played Lateef's "Bishop School" REAL loud (again.)

Fond memories... I just love this blog!

Taylor said...

hey this looks good not a lot of Carter Jefferson around

equidna said...

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German S said...

Thanks a lot for share this grat post!

the doc said...

looks great...thanks very much!!

hookfinger said...

Bacoso - I have no idea where you find this stuff, but my life is much better for you sharing it. Thank you so much. And now I think I will shop for some new shoes.

Hoochie Coochie man said...

Lovely lovely!! thanks again for sharing B.

Cheers

Leffe said...

Can't get enough of this time less piece! Great!

øשlqæda said...

38th comment! thanks & happy new year

Clayton Dixon said...

Major thanks for this one.