LP: Blue Note BST 84213
1 Components (Hutcherson)
2 Tranquility (Hutcherson)
3 Little B's Poem (Hutcherson)
4 West 22nd Street Theme (Hutcherson)
5 Movement (Chambers)
6 Juba Dance (Chambers)
7 Air (Chambers)
8 Pastoral (Chambers)
Recording Date & Location
The second half of the record is very different, but it's just as compelling. It features the compositions of Joe Chambers, Hutcherson's frequent collaborator in the recording studio. (In fact, Chambers' works appear on all but two of Hutcherson's studio recordings from the Sixties.) These compositions are much more free; they have more in common with the works on Dialogue. Pieces like "Juba Dance" and "Air" are textured and evocative, seeming to anticipate the work of jazz composers like John Carter.
The album closes with "Pastoral," a beautiful theme that's
more conventionally structured. Chambers also played with Jimmy Giuffre's
group around this time. It's interesting to consider how Giuffre may have
influenced Chamber's composing. For example, you might compare "Pastoral"
with "New England Mood," a Giuffre composition that's now available
on The Jimmy Giuffre Three CD (Atlantic).