Libra/Another Earth

Libra/Another Earth

by Gary BartzGary Bartz


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Altoist Gary Bartz's first two recordings as a leader are reissued in full (except for one selection, "Disjunction," left off due to lack of space) on this 1998 CD. 1967's Libra matches Bartz (then 26) with trumpeter Jimmy Owens, pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Billy Higgins for four diverse originals including "Eastern Blues," a lyrical "Cabin in the Sky," the old hymn "Deep River," and Charlie Parker's "Bloomdido." Another Earth features Bartz dueting with bassist Reggie Workman on "Lost in the Stars," performing three trio quartet numbers with Workman, pianist Stanley Cowell, and drummer Freddie Waits, and welcoming trumpeter Charles Tolliver and tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders (who is a little more restrained than usual) to the 23-and-a-half-minute, three-part "Another Earth." The music is advanced but not avant-garde, essentially falling into the genre of modern mainstream for the period. Even at this early stage, Bartz had a fairly distinctive sound and a strong musical style. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/1998
Label: Milestone
UPC: 0025218477727
catalogNumber: 47077
Rank: 67536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Bartz   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Stanley Cowell   Piano
Albert Dailey   Piano
Richard Davis   Bass
Billy Higgins   Drums
Jimmy Owens   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Frederick Waits   Drums
Reggie Workman   Bass
Pharoah Sanders   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Tolliver   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Kurt Weill   Composer
Gary Bartz   Composer,Contributor
Stanley Cowell   Contributor
Albert Dailey   Contributor
Richard Davis   Contributor
Billy Higgins   Contributor
Jimmy Owens   Contributor
Vernon Duke   Composer
Frederick Waits   Contributor
Elvin Campbell   Engineer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer,Liner Notes
Charlie Parker   Composer
Reggie Workman   Contributor
Pharoah Sanders   Contributor
Charles Tolliver   Contributor
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction

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