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The Byron Allen Trio

Label: Esp-Disk

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock


Originally released in 1965. The Byron Allen Trio was among the first batch of ESP-Disk' jazz LPs. Recorded on the afternoon of September 25, 1964, at Mirasound Studio in midtown Manhattan, it was Allen's debut. He had been recommended to ESP-Disk' by Ornette Coleman, and one of the tracks, "Decision for the Cole-Man," reflects this connection. Allen and his trio also play in a style somewhat similar to that of Coleman's trio of that era with bassist David Izenzon and drummer Charles Moffett, though that's not to say that Allen, bassist Maceo Gilchrist, and drummerTed Robinson don't display a sound of their own on the four tracks here. In the years since, though Allen made only one other album (and that 15 years later), this LP acquired legendary stature among jazz fanatics. This is the first release in ESP-Disk'srESPlica series of limited edition CD reissues of some of the rarer items in its storied catalog. Each has been remastered by Michael D. Anderson; in this case, as in most instances in the series, he was able to work from the original master tapes. All come in slipcases duplicating the original LP sleeves to the finest detail. This album has never before been reissued on CD in the United States, so this limited edition of 1000 should be in great demand. Byron Allen: alto saxophone; Maceo Gilchrist: bass; Theodore Robinson: drums.

Cat. number: espdisk1005cd
Year: 2013

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