CAT # OJCCD-725-25
1. Morning Song 6:49 2. I Told You So 8:56 3. Byrdlike 8:49 4. Voodoo Lady 6:03 5. The Stroll 4:25 6. Inner Glow 5:29
When today's commentators speak of jazz's "in-betweeners," those not old enough to be legends yet too old to be young lions, pianist/composer George Cables could serve as Exhibit A. Cables was 35 years old, with a résumé including extensive service with the likes of Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and Art Pepper, before he got his first chance to record under his own name for an American label on this 1979 session. He chose an all-star setting, with former bosses Hubbard and Hutcherson (each of whom contributed a tune), the multi-talented Ernie Watts (on soprano sax, tenor sax, and flute), and an even younger in-betweener, drummer Peter Erskine. Despite the musical success of this album, and the continuing insistence of the likes of Frank Morgan that Cables is their pianist of choice, Cables' Vision remains, like its creator, deserving of much wider recognition.
with Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Ernie Watts, Tony Dumas, Peter Erskine, Vince Charles
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