LP: Blue Note BNLT-1044
Tracks & Composers
Recording Date & Location
Listeners should note that the packaging on the 1995 Patterns CD release lists the songs in incorrect order. Apparently, the songs on Side B of the LP appear first on the CD, but the packaging lists them in the original order. The following table should clear up any confusion:
For me, the highlight of this session is Chambers' haunting "Nocturnal," which features Spalding's beautiful flute playing and luminous vibes work by Hutcherson. Spalding's pensive tribute to MLK, "A Time to Go," is another excellent composition that contributes to the album's predominantly gentle impression. Cowell's piano work is particularly affecting.
Like the preceding album, Oblique,
Patterns was not released until long after it was originally recorded.
But once again the delay has nothing to do with the quality of the music.
Unfortunately, the album has lapsed out of print since being issued on
compact disc. Blue Note should reissue it.