Work! is the second studio album by American jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller, recorded together with Charnett Moffett on bass and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums. The album was released in April 1986 by Landmark Records.[2][3][4] The album is named after the song "Work" by Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins from their 1954 album Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins.[5]

Work!
Mulgrew Miller – Work!.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1986
RecordedApril 23–24, 1986
StudioERAS Studio, NYC.
GenreJazz
Length43:22
LabelLandmark Records LLP-1511
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Mulgrew Miller chronology
Keys to the City
(1985)
Work!
(1986)
Wingspan
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

ReceptionEdit

Scott Yanow of Allmusic noted: "Made about the time he left Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers to go out on his own, Mulgrew Miller's second date as a leader matches his modern mainstream modal style with bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Once again, the repertoire is a mixture of Miller originals, jazz standards ("Without a Song," "Powell's Prances" and Thelonious Monk's "Work") and an unaccompanied piano solo ("My Man's Gone Now"). And once again, the set is recommended to fans of 1980s/'90s jazz piano".[6]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sublimity"Miller8:07
2."Without a Song"Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans4:33
3."Blues Again"Miller6:19
4."Powell's Prances"Richie Powell3:27
5."Work"Thelonious Monk6:25
6."The Sage"Miller8:33
7."My Man's Gone Now"George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward5:58
Total length:43:22

PersonnelEdit

Band

  • Mulgrew Miller – piano, composer
  • Charnett Moffett – bass
  • Terri Lyne Carrington – drums

Production

  • Phil Carroll – art direction
  • George Horn – mastering
  • Orrin Keepnews – liner notes, producer
  • Chuck Stewart – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Mulgrew Miller: Work!". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Landmark 1500 series discography, accessed February 4, 2019
  3. ^ "Work!". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Mulgrew Miller Discography". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  5. ^ Morton, Brian; Cook, Richard (November 4, 2010). The Penguin Jazz Guide: The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums. Penguin UK. ISBN 9780141959009.
  6. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Mulgrew Miller: Work!". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 January 2017.