BOBBY TIMMONS — Chun-King

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Album · 1965

Filed under Hard Bop
By BOBBY TIMMONS

Tracklist

A1 Chun-King
A2 Walking Death
A3 O Grand Amour
B1 Gettin' It Togetha'
B2 I Could Have Danced All Night
B3 Someone To Watch Over Me

Total Time: 37:12

Line-up/Musicians

Bass – Keter Betts
Drums – Al Heath
Piano – Bobby Timmons

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Prestige ‎– PR 7351 (US)

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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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