Bobby Timmons: Dat Dere


Dat Dere


Bobby Timmons (piano)


Bobby Timmons In Person: Recorded Live at the Village Vanguard (Riverside 9391)

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Bobby Timmons (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums).

Composed by Bobby Timmons


Recorded: Village Vanguard, New York City, October 1, 1961


Rating: 84/100 (learn more)

This underrated 1961 session presents Blakey/Adderley alumnus Bobby Timmons in a trio format with Albert “Tootie” Heath and a young, understated Ron Carter on bass. A Philadelphia native with a penchant for blues and gospel-influenced playing and composing, Timmons alternates hard-bop compositions (“Topsy,” “So Tired”) with standards (“Autumn Leaves,” “They Didn’t Believe Me”) on this date. The chosen track, “Dat Dere,” is one of two Timmons hard-bop classics (alongside “Moanin’”), and is performed tastefully and flawlessly, if perhaps in need of some Jazz Messenger guest appearances.

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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