Impulse (Acoustic Sounds Series)
180 Gram Vinyl Record
Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises!
Monthly releases highlighting the world's most historic and best jazz records!
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes
180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets
Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds
"This reissue, part of the Acoustic Sounds Series, was remastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. It is enclosed in a deluxe gatefold jacket produced by Stoughton Printing. The Bert Goldblatt photograph on the cover is, if anything, better reproduced than that of the original album. It's gorgeous in every way. I have listened to this music over the years with a white-label mono original pressing. The session was recorded in stereo and mixed to mono for that release, and I am won over by the stereo imaging of this reissue. I will not say that the soundstage is a perfect facsimile of a jazz ensemble, but it is exceptionally good, with drums in one channel, Kirk in the other, piano dead center and bass a bit to one side. The tonal color and frequency extension of the reissue are slightly better than the mono original's, so I will be listening to the Acoustic Sounds version from here on. This is easily one of the best reissues of the year — an album of all hits and no misses." — Music = 5/5; Sound = 4.5/5 — Dennis Davis, The Audio Beat, Nov. 3, 2023. Read the entire review here.
Released in the summer of 1962 on Impulse! Records, Out Of The Afternoon is an album by jazz drummer Roy Haynes. It features multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk among the musicians in the Haynes Quartet.
Roy Haynes was just about everywhere in the golden age of jazz, recording classic albums with some of the most legendary names of the genre: Miles, Coltrane, Monk, Bud Powell, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, Milt Jackson, McCoy Tyner and Jackie McLean. The hard-bop-verging-on-post-bop Out Of The Afternoon is an excellent example of the adventurous spirit that was taking flight in the jazz world in the early 1960s.
How Haynes managed to hook up with Roland Kirk for Out Of The Afternoon is anyone's guess (as far as I can tell they didn't record together elsewhere, and Kirk did not make very many appearances as a sideman), writes The Jazz Record, but in any case when they stepped into the studio in May of 1962 the result was an exciting album that remains criminally under-appreciated despite the outstanding contributions of the all the players present. Tommy Flanagan shines on the piano, his delicate touch the perfect complement to Kirk and Haynes.
"If you're not familiar with Kirk, just check out 'Raoul' and 'Snap Crackle' (both Haynes originals, the second named after a euphemism for his drumming style) where the great jazzman employs his style of playing more than one brass instrument at the same time. On 'Raoul' (which also features an outstanding bowed bass solo by Henry Grimes) Kirk plays the tenor sax and the manzello both simultaneously and individually. On 'Snap Crackle' things get even more interesting. At one point he plays the tenor, the strich, the manzello and the flute at the same time, then follows that with a flute solo that is nothing short of pure Kirk musicianship. He takes the flute out of the bell of his tenor, plays an urgent solo for about six bars before then accompanying the flute with both a nose flute (it is just what it sounds like it is) and then using a humming in his throat as yet another accompanying instrument. Some say Kirk is an acquired taste, I say he's pure genius" — The Jazz Record
Roy Haynes, drums
Roland Kirk, tenor sax, manzello, strich, C flute, nose flute
Tommy Flanagan, piano
Henry Grimes, bass
|1. Moon Ray
|2. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
|1. Snap Crackle
|2. If I Should Lose You
|3. Long Wharf
|4. Some Other Spring
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