Gary McFarland: Hello to the Season
Hello to the Season
Gary McFarland (leader, vibes)
Point of Departure (Impulse A-46)
Composed & arranged by Gary McFarland.
Recorded: New York, September 6, 1963
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
Here is a band that one wishes had lasted longer. As it was, Gary McFarland gathered some of his favorite players and constructed a whole greater than the sum of its considerable parts. "Hello to the Season" is one of the album's best tracks, with a customarily memorable McFarland melody that is skillfully developed in his arrangement. The group sounds bigger and more orchestral than six pieces—not surprisingly.
Reviewer: Bill Kirchner
Tags: 1960s jazz