BOBBY TIMMONS

Hard Bop / Soul Jazz • United States
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Bobby Timmons became so famous for the gospel and funky blues clichés in his solos and compositions that his skills as a Bud Powell-inspired bebop player have been long forgotten. After emerging from the Philadelphia jazz scene, Timmons worked with Kenny Dorham (1956), Chet Baker, Sonny Stitt, and the Maynard Ferguson Big Band. He was partly responsible for the commercial success of both Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Cannonball Adderley's Quintet. For Blakey (who he was with during 1958-1959), Timmons wrote the classic "Moanin'" and, after joining Adderley in 1959, his song "This Here" (followed later by "Dat Dere") became a big hit; it is little wonder that Adderley was distressed when, in 1960, Timmons decided to return to the Jazz Messengers. "Dat Dere" particularly caught on when Oscar Brown, Jr. wrote and recorded lyrics that colorfully depicted his curious son. Timmons, who was already recording as a leader for read more...
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BOBBY TIMMONS Soul Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Time
Hard Bop 1960
BOBBY TIMMONS This Here Is Bobby Timmons album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
This Here Is Bobby Timmons
Hard Bop 1960
BOBBY TIMMONS Easy Does It album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy Does It
Hard Bop 1961
BOBBY TIMMONS Sweet And Soulful Sounds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet And Soulful Sounds
Soul Jazz 1962
BOBBY TIMMONS Born to Be Blue! album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Born to Be Blue!
Hard Bop 1963
BOBBY TIMMONS Little Barefoot Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Barefoot Soul
Hard Bop 1964
BOBBY TIMMONS Chun-King album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Chun-King
Hard Bop 1965
BOBBY TIMMONS Chicken & Dumplin's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chicken & Dumplin's
Soul Jazz 1965
BOBBY TIMMONS Workin' Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Workin' Out
Soul Jazz 1965
BOBBY TIMMONS The Soul Man! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Soul Man!
Soul Jazz 1966
BOBBY TIMMONS Soul Food album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Food
Soul Jazz 1966
BOBBY TIMMONS Holiday Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holiday Soul
Soul Jazz 1966
BOBBY TIMMONS Do You Know The Way? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Do You Know The Way?
Soul Jazz 1968
BOBBY TIMMONS Got to Get It! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Got to Get It!
Hard Bop 1968
BOBBY TIMMONS From the Bottom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
From the Bottom
Hard Bop 1970

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BOBBY TIMMONS In Person album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Person
Soul Jazz 1961
BOBBY TIMMONS Live At The Connecticut Jazz Party (Featuring Sonny Red) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Connecticut Jazz Party (Featuring Sonny Red)
Hard Bop 1981

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BOBBY TIMMONS Moanin' Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moanin' Blues
Hard Bop 1998
BOBBY TIMMONS The Prestige Trio Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Prestige Trio Sessions
Soul Jazz 2003
BOBBY TIMMONS Sweet And Soulful Sounds + Born To Be Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweet And Soulful Sounds + Born To Be Blue
Soul Jazz 2012
BOBBY TIMMONS This Here Is Bobby Timmons: Easy Does It album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Here Is Bobby Timmons: Easy Does It
Hard Bop 2012
BOBBY TIMMONS Six Classic Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Six Classic Albums
Hard Bop 2013
BOBBY TIMMONS Sweetest Sounds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sweetest Sounds
Hard Bop 2016

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BOBBY TIMMONS Chun-King

Album · 1965 · Hard Bop
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Bobby Timmons is well-known for playing with Blakey and Adderley but until recently I hadn’t come across his work as a leader and I found ‘Chun-King’ from 1964 and really enjoyed it.

There’s a range of standards and original compositions on this hard bop, almost funky release that has snap and drive, but also more relaxed pieces like Timmons’ take on “I Could have Danced All Night” and Gershwin’s “Someone to Look Over Me” which rhythmically is soothing – yet Timmons is almost ‘busy’ over the top.

My favourites are probably the more up-tempo ones with “Gettin' It Togetha'” and especially the title track standing out. I can’t quite put my finger on why but maybe the Keter Betts’ arrangement on that one gives me a slight post-bop feel, signaling that nice variety to the record. It was also fun to hear some bossa nova too, with the “O Grande Amor” cover.

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