Charlie Rouse & Red Rodney: Social Call
Social Call (Uptown 2750)
Composed by Gigi Gryce. Arranged by Don Sickler.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., January 21 and 22, 1984
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
How can you go wrong with a hard bop session that stars Thelonious Monkís longtime tenor saxophonist and a former Charlie Parker trumpet man? It might be possible, but Social Call more than meets its high expectations. Bolstered by a seasoned, compatible rhythm section, the two veteran boppers glide through Don Sicklerís arrangement of Gigi Gryceís lyrical up-tempo melody and follow up with gently swinging solos. Pianist Albert Dailey has a chorus of his own before the horn men engage in a series of friendly exchanges.
Reviewer: David Franklin
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