47th Street (album)

47th Street is an album by the American jazz trumpeter Malachi Thompson released by the Delmark label in 1998.[1][2][3][4] The album formed part of Thompson's efforts to revitalize the Sutherland Hotel one of the last remaining links to the 47th Street Jazz Scene in Chicago.[5]

47th Street
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 10, 1998
RecordedApril 20, 1993 - September 14, 1996
StudioRiverside Studio, Chicago
GenreJazz
Length70:43
LabelDelmark
DD-497
ProducerRobert G. Koester, Steve Wagner
Malachi Thompson chronology
Buddy Bolden's Rag
(1993)
47th Street
(1998)
Freebop Now!
(1998)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [6]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [7]

Allmusic reviewer Tim Sheridan stated "Thompson's terrific ode to a unique time and place in African-American history is filled with exciting musical ideas while also remaining accessible".[6] In JazzTimes Duck Baker observed "He adapts his playing, with a minimum of fine tuning, to a gamut of styles from blues and swing to hard bop and free jazz. You could say that one hears the range and rambunctiousness of Lester Bowie tempered with some of Booker Little’s purpose and lyricism. One hears Chicago, that’s for sure. The supporting cast, while too extensive to credit individually, is never less than excellent. ... A proud statement by all concerned".[8]

Track listingEdit

All Compositions BY Malachi Thompson except where noted

  1. "47th Street" – 7:16
  2. "Is It Not True Simply Because You Cannot Believe It?" (Billy Harper) – 7:56
  3. "X" (Joe Ford) – 4:43
  4. "C.J.'s Blues" – 5:07
  5. "Some Freebop for Monk" – 13:56
  6. "Miyako" (Wayne Shorter) – 6:43
  7. "African Sun Dance" – 8:17
  8. " Mystery of Jaaz (Suite): Discovery, the House of Jaaz" – 3:33
  9. " Mystery of Jaaz (Suite): An Elevated Cry" – 8:07
  10. " Mystery of Jaaz (Suite): Lamentation and the Harmony of Yah" – 5:05

PersonnelEdit

  • Malachi Thompson – trumpet
  • Steve Berry – trombone
  • Joe Ford – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone (tracks 3, 4 & 7)
  • Billy Harper, Carter Jefferson (tracks 3, 4 & 7), Ron Bridgewater (track 1) – tenor saxophone
  • Kirk Brown – piano
  • Harrison Bankhead (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 & 8-10), John Whitfield (tracks 3, 4 & 7) – bass
  • Nasar Abedey (tracks 3, 4 & 7), Dana Hall (tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 & 8-10) – drums
  • Dr. Cuz – percussion (track 7)
  • Marianne Haynes – recitation (track 10)
  • Dee Alexander (tracks 1 & 10), Vocal Poynt: Mae Koen, Dianne Madison, Byron Woods and Dan Porter (tracks 1 & 10) – vocals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jazzlists: Delmark Records discography: 400/500 series accessed October 14, 2019
  2. ^ Delmark Records: album details accessed October 14, 2019
  3. ^ Jazzlists: Carter Jefferson discography accessed October 14, 2019
  4. ^ Jazzlists: Billy Harper discography accessed October 28, 2019
  5. ^ Another blow to low-cost housing, Chicago Tribune, August 11, 2010
  6. ^ a b Sheridan, Tim. Malachi Thompson: 47th Street – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  7. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1399. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  8. ^ Baker, D. JazzTimes Review accessed October 28, 2019