• Richie Cole with the Reuben Brown Trio
AMG EXPERT REVIEW: Although pianist Reuben Brown (who doubles on electric piano) is the leader of this set [originally recorded for Adelphi Records and reissued on CD on the Genes label], its main significance is that this was the second recording by altoist Richie Cole. Cole, who is also joined by bassist Marshall Hawkins and drummer Bernard Sweetney, dominates the music; the last two numbers (Tokyo Rose Sings the Blues and Lucy & Desi) would later be remade by his Alto Madness group.

Even this early in his career, Cole was a hyper bebopper and his playing (particularly on such numbers as Starburst and Confirmation) is quite recognizable and typically humorous. -- Scott Yanow

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1.  Starburst 
2.  Night of the Dawn 
3.  One Less Bell to Answer 
4.  Common Touch 
5.  Confirmation 
6.  Tokyo Rose Sings the Blues 
7.  Lucy & Desi 


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Richie Cole with the Reuben Brown Trio

  • Product Code: GCD5001
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Tags: Jazz, The Reuben Brown Trio, Richie 'Alto Madness' Cole, Starburst