On Tour (Trio X album)

On Tour (subtitled Toronto/Rochester) is a live album by multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee's Trio X featuring bassist Dominic Duval and percussionist Jay Rosen recorded in 2001 and released on the Cadence Jazz label.[1]

On Tour
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Live album by
RecordedMarch 24, 2001 at the Bug Jar in Rochester, New York and March 24, 2001 at St. George The Martyr Church, in Toronto, Canada
LabelCadence Jazz CJR 1134
ProducerBob Rusch
Joe McPhee chronology
Mister Peabody Goes to Baltimore
On Tour
In Black and White


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

Allmusic reviewer Steve Loewy called it a "powerful live recording" and states "With the caliber of musicians comprising the trio, it is not surprising that there is a consistently high quality to these unusual interpretations, which, for the most part, merely hint at recognizable melodies... The three performers easily sustain interest for each of the lengthy tracks (the longest being nearly 22 minutes) without repeating themselves or running out of ideas. Pure joy".[2] On All About Jazz John Sharpe said "it is an intriguing blend of the lyrical, whether composed or extemporised, and the abstract".[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Monkin' Around (Blue Monk)" (Thelonious Monk) - 16:09
  2. "Try a Little Tenderness" (Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Harry Woods) - 13:06
  3. "My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 13:39
  4. "Trail of Tears (For Jim Pepper)" [Referencing "Send in the Clowns" (Stephen Sondheim)] - 21:52
  5. "Old Eyes" (Joe McPhee) - 8:59



  1. ^ Joe McPhee discography accessed April 30, 2015
  2. ^ a b Loewy, Steve. On Tour – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 985. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Sharpe, J., All About Jazz Review, October 1, 2001