Gary Bartz

Episode One · Children of Harlem

Challenge Records

Personnel:
Gary Bartz (as, ss), Larry Willis (p), Buster Williams (b), Ben Riley (d)

Reference: CHR 70001 CD

Bar code: 8712604700010

Tracklist

01. Amos n'Andy Theme One & Spoken Intro (William Campbell) 3:87
02. Tap Dancer (Gary Bartz) 7:01
03. If This Isn't Love (Lane-Harburg) 10:39
04. Tico Tico (Zequinha de Abreu) 8:44
05. Ezekial Saw The Wheel (Traditional) 8:53
06. Children of Harlem (Larry Willis) 7:33
07. Crazy He Calls Me (Sigman-Russell) 12:53
08. Heavy Blue (Larry Willis) 5:11
09. Ruby Begonia & Amos N' Andy Theme Two (Gaetano Braga) 1:29

Album details

Total time: 65:40 min.

Personnel:
Gary Bartz (alto & soprano sax), Larry Willis (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Ben Riley (drums).
Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, January 20, 1994

Sound engineer: Rudy Van gelder
Assistant: Maureen Sickler
Photography: Peter Blaikie
Cover art work: Betty Mollema
Liner notes: Gary Bartz

Produced by Gary Bartz, Russ Musto & Larry Willis
Production coordination: Anne de Jong

Press reviews

"Although the theme of this CD is ostensibly supposed to be nostalgia for Harlem, the music (which includes the "Amos N'Andy Theme") actually has little to do with the subject. However Bartz (who is heard on alto and soprano) is in fine form playing with a top-notch quartet that also includes pianist Larry Willis, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Ben Riley. The hard-bop oriented music includes a few standards (including "Tico Tico" and "Crazy She Calls me") and three originals by either Bartz or Willis. It's not essential but enjoyable."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

Price:

$12.06  (tax incl.)

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