LP: Blue Note LT 996
CD: Blue Note 7243 4 97508 2 1
The Medina CD (Blue Note 97508) includes all selections from the
Medina LP and the Spiral
LP--except "Jasper," which was originally released on Spiral and
is now a CD bonus track on Dialogue.
Tracks & Composer (Original LP)
2 Comes Spring (Hutcherson)
3 Dave's Chant (Cowell)
4 Orientale (Cowell)
5 Medina (Chambers)
6 Ungano (Chambers)
Harold Land (ts); Bobby Hutcherson (vib); Stanley Cowell (p); Reggie Johnson
(b); Joe Chambers (d)
Recording Date & Location
11 Aug 1969, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Medina was not released until 1980.
Everything that I said about
Spiral holds true with Medina. Frankly, in my mind, the
two albums are one experience--since I absorbed this music on the CD
that combines the tracks from both albums. Plus, the overall effect of
both albums is so consistent and similar.
Early on, when I was first listening to Hutcherson's music, this is
one of the albums that convinced me that Bobby Hutcherson was more than
an exceptional vibraphonist. It helped me to realize that he's a truly
If you like Bobby's music and haven't heard Medina, track it down.
You won't regret it.