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Asia Minor

March 31, 2009

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  • Original Release Date: March 31, 2009
  • Release Date: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Fantasy Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1992 Fantasy, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 36:11
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  • ASIN: B001ZN4T8A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,057 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Tarrani HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on July 30, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
My copy of this album came scattered across disc one of a compilation titled Essential Jazz Masters by Dizzy Reece (the tracks from that compilation are 3, 5, 7, 10, 16 and 17 if you want to first check it out.)

The sound samples on this page are the key to what the music is like. There is a touch of the exotic that I think is due solely to Cecil Payne's baritone sax and Joe Farrell's flute. The music certainly lives up to the album title because it does evoke a feeling of Asia Monir while staying true to good old American hard bop. As always, Reece's tone is my single biggest reason to own this album. There is something in the way he sounds and plays that sets him apart from every one of my other favorites - even Clifford Brown. I am not comparing, but want to convey my own reasons for being a staunch Reece fan.

Of course the rhythm section has a lot to do with the sound of this album too. Any time you have Hank Jones on piano backed by Ron Carter on bass and Charli Persip on drums you can expect nothing short of taste and swing. They do not disappoint on this album.

This was recorded for the New Jazz label at Rudy van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs, NJ studio on March 13, 1962 and released the same year. If you are a fan you will probably love this album. Do check out the compilation I mentioned above before making a final purchase decision.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brad Richman HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Trumpeter Dizzy Reece was best known for a couple of Blue Note albums that have become highly sought after collectables over the years. "Asia Minor" comes a few years after those discs (in 1962, and for Prestige's New Jazz label), and features an amazing sextet of Reece, Cecil Payne, Joe Farrell, Hank Jones, Ron Carter and Charlie Persip. The group tackles three Reece originals, one by Payne, and two standards -- "The Story of Love" and Gershwin's famous "Summertime." Even though it is a slight notch below the Blue Notes in my opinion, "Asia Minor" will probably become just as prized by collectors now that it too is going out-of-print.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By People Against A Tidy World on November 20, 2010
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I was vaguely familiar with trumpeter Dizzy Reece as a sideman, but this CD, recorded March 13, 1962, was a pleasant surprise. Reece has a beautiful tone. The sidemen can hardly be more distinguished: Cecil Payne (bar. sax); Joe Farrell (ten. sax, flute); Hank Jones (piano); Ron Carter (bass); and Charlie Persip (drums).

Reece contributed 3 of the tunes. There are many jazz musicians who recorded during the peak of hard-bop popularity in the 1950s-60s, and a lot of them have slipped into obscurity, so it's nice to find a gem and give it its due. Some of these CDs are destined to become collector's items, so pick them up while you can.
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