Richard Sussman Quintet/Free Fall/Free Fall
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Richard Sussman Quintet
Here is the perfect find! A 1978 album that is pretty obscure, but sounds like it was recorded yesterday. Ken Laster could sneak it in to his podcast and tell us it was recorded around the corner last month. Sussman plays piano, Tom Harrell trumpet and flugelhorn, Jerry Bergonzi tenor sax, Larry Schneider tenor and other horns, Mike Richmond bass, and Jeff Williams drums.
I gather that Sussman made his living mostly doing pop music. Well, at least he made a living. This album is one for the core collection. The piano work is very fine. It's mostly straight bop with a very advanced, smooth edge. Some of it will tilt the ear of you avant garde fans. I have a sample, with some fine Tom Harrell playingon it.
This is one of the more hard cuts on the disc. You can get it at eMusic for a song. Now: post some comments, you slouchers. I am feeling unappreciated.