29 October 2011

GREGORY CHARLES ROYAL - DREAM COME TRUE




















Gregory Charles Royal for GCR from 1979.

Bass – Clarence Lavelle Seay ; Drums – Jeff Corbett ; Flute  Warren Taylor ; Piano – Geri Allen Saxophone – Warren Taylor ; Trombone,Vocal – Gregory Charles Royal
   
Private press business from Blakey protege Gregory Charles Royal who wrote,arranged, recorded,produced and issued this excellent session at the age of 17! Here's the liner notes by G.C. Royal:
"Dream Come True" marks a vision I've had for sometime. I hope that you enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed recording it. the compositions, which were for the most part written during a stay in Europe, all have their stories.
"Dancer" is about the gracefulness of a dancer. The melody of "Trying" is meant to illustrate end success in spite of temporary setbacks. "Spirit" Cry" says just what it is, the violent yet sonorous cry of our spirit. "Curtis" was written for my friend Curtis Fuller. The first half of the melody was taken from Curtis' statement on the bridge of " Invitation". "For You" was written for a close friend and "Dream Come True" sums of the reality of this dream!.
I would like to thank Art Blakely, Slide Hampton, and Woody Shaw for their musical support, and hope that this album marks the beginning of my dedication to the music.

16 comments:

Bacoso said...

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gilhodges said...

The brother sued Sarah Palin, so I'd be inclined to like him, but the record is solid nonetheless. Thanks for it Bacoso!

jazzobsessive said...

This is excellent I'm loving Dancer
especially.

Thanks as usual Bacoso

Holly said...

Thank you, Bacoso!
"Sued Sarah Palin" ??!!
Off to google..

Simon666 said...

thanks bacoso, always enjoy Geri Allen's piano, and I like the writing here as well.

soulpower92 said...

your posts are something i always look forward to, u put up some really great stuff

louisville michael said...

nice work. thank you for sharing with everyone!

Oracle said...

Frivolous lawsuit!

Fd said...

Superb stuff, 'Dancer' is a monster. Thanks for sharing!! Peace

Fd said...

Superb stuff, 'dancer' is a monster. Brilliant, thank you so much ;)

cannonball said...

A great share many thanks.I missed the Japanese reissue(now sold out)so appreciate the chance to finally hear this gem.

Tom said...

Thank you Bacoso for sharing this gem!

Oracle said...

Spun this one on a road trip and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for the share.

the jazzstronaut said...

Thanks Bacoso, "Dancer" used to rock the Jazz Rooms in Brighton.

Hanimex 3000 said...

yeah, the introduction of "Dancer" says it all.
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Bender said...

Thanks, Bacoso. Never heard of Gregory Charles, but this one is a real killer!