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Lowell Davidson - Trio
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Lowell Davidson recorded this singular session on July 27th, 1965 with Gary Peacock and the ever amazing Milford Graves. Sadly, the only recording ever released by Davidson, it remains fresh and exciting 40 plus years later.

On Ornette Coleman’s recommendation, ESP-Disk’ owner Bernard Stollman signed up pianist Lowell Davidson (then majoring in biochemistry at Harvard) for this album without having heard him play. Davidson came to New York and got to work with the elite rhythm section of drummer Milford Graves and bassist Gary Peacock, both stalwarts of the ESP catalog. The interplay among the members of the trio is dazzling, but in all ways the pianist is the star of the album. His playing inevitably drew comparisons to Cecil Taylor (can’t blame the critics too much, as there just weren’t that many pianists going this far out in 1965, so there weren’t many comparisons available), but he is his own man stylistically, and puts more space around his notes. He’s equally likely to unleash complexly intertwining two-handed runs, spicy dissonances, shimmering Impressionism, or poignant lyricism.

When European labels licensed this album for CDs, the sound was a bit grimy, but on the 2008 remaster, all the instruments – even bass – sound much more present, making this secret classic of avant-jazz more enjoyable than ever.


Personnel


Lowell Davidson: piano
Gary Peacock: bass
Milford Graves: percussion

Track Listing


1. "L"
8:10
2. Stately 1
10:58
3. Dunce
4:21
4. Ad Hoc
12:14
5. Strong Tears
8:28


All compositions by Lowell Davidson (ESP Disk' Ltd. ASCAP)

Credits


Recorded July 27, 1965. Engineering by Art Crist. Photography by George Klabin. Original cover design by Baby Jerry. Production manager: Tom Abbs. Tape transfer & mastering by Steven Walcott. Design & layout by Miles Bachman & Michael Sanzone.


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"Seek this distinguished document -- it is a treasure." - Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide

"...this recording serves well to define the extraordinary talent that was Lowell Davidson."
- Jerry D'Souza, All About Jazz






   

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