Blues Nexus

Blues Nexus is an album by saxophonist James Spaulding which was recorded in 1993 and released on the Muse label.[1][2][3]

Blues Nexus
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Studio album by
Released1994
RecordedAugust 8, 1993
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length56:12
LabelMuse
MCD 5467
ProducerDon Sickler
James Spaulding chronology
Songs of Courage
(1990)
Blues Nexus
(1994)
The Smile of the Snake
(1997)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [4]

The AllMusic review by Greg Turner stated "James Spaulding is a very distinctive altoist and flutist whose inside/outside playing can cover anything from bop to freer improvisations. On what was surprisingly only his third recording as a leader, Spaulding is heard at the peak of his powers, leading a quartet/quintet ... this is his definitive recording".[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Hipsippy Blues" (Hank Mobley) – 4:41
  2. "Gerkin for Perkins" (Clifford Brown) – 5:20
  3. "John Charles" (Ronnie Mathews) – 5:00
  4. "Rue Prevail" (Art Farmer) – 7:22
  5. "Gypsy Blue" (Tina Brooks) – 5:35
  6. "Vaun-Ex" (Elmo Hope) – 5:22
  7. "Soul Station" (Mobley) – 7:46
  8. "Chamber Mates" (Kenny Burrell, Paul Chambers) – 4:24
  9. "Bleeker Street Blues" (Freddie Redd) – 5:54
  10. "Public Eye" (Roy Hargrove) – 4:48

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Muse LP series discography: 5450 to 5499 accessed September 27, 2017
  2. ^ Muse Records listing, accessed September 27, 2017
  3. ^ Jazzlists: James Spaulding discography, accessed September 27, 2017
  4. ^ a b Turner, Greg. James Spaulding: Blues Nexus – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 27, 2017.