Some Other Stuff is the second album by American trombonist Grachan Moncur III, recorded on July 6, 1964 and released on Blue Note early the following year.[2] The quintet features saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and rhythm section Herbie Hancock, Cecil McBee and Tony Williams.

Some Other Stuff
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary/February 1965[1]
RecordedJuly 6, 1964
StudioVan Gelder Studio
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreAvant-garde jazz, post-bop
LabelBlue Note
BLP 4177
ProducerAlfred Lion
Grachan Moncur III chronology
Some Other Stuff
New Africa

Background edit

Compositions edit

According to Moncur, "Gnostic" is a free jazz piece "which eliminates a pulsating meter", representing the achievement of salvation through the expression of knowledge and wisdom.[3] "Thandiwa" (Zulu: "Beloved One") is the least experimental track of the album. "The Twins", a portrayal of his twin brother, is built off only one chord; he considered the rhythm the focal point of the composition.[3] "Nomadic" is centered on a drum solo by Tony Williams.

Release history edit

It was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder for CD in 2008.

Reception edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [4]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [5]

The AllMusic review by Scott Yanow states, "Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set (which has been reissued on CD) was one of his finest... None of the compositions caught on but the strong and very individual improvising of the young musicians is enough of a reason to acquire the advanced music."[4]

Track listing edit

All tracks are written by Grachan Moncur III

Side 1
Side 2
1."The Twins"12:55

Personnel edit

Musicians edit

Technical personnel edit

References edit

  1. ^ Billboard Feb 6, 1965
  2. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 17, 2010
  3. ^ a b Liner notes by Don Heckman
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 17, 2010
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1018. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.