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This remastered, 4 LP on 2 CD set includes all the studio recordings released in its day in LP under the name of Herbie Nichols, the co-author with Billie Holiday of the famous 'Lady Sings The Blues' song. Recorded between 1955-1957 in Los Angeles and Hackensack, NJ. Contains the complete LP's 'The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 1', The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 2', 'The Art Of Herbie Nichols' & 'Love, Gloom, Cash, Love' and includes a booklet with comprehensive liner notes. Lone Hill Jazz. 2005.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Third World
  2. Step Tempest
  3. Dance Line
  4. Blue Chopsticks
  5. Double Exposure
  6. Cro-Magnon Nights
  7. Amoeba's Dance
  8. Brass Rings
  9. 2300 Skiddoo
  10. It Dind't Happen
  11. Crisp Day
  12. Shufffle Montgomery
  13. Gig
  14. Hangover Tringle
  15. Lady Sings The Blues
  16. Chit Chatting
  17. House Party Starting
  18. Terpsichore
  19. Wildflower
  20. Mine
  21. Spinning Song
  22. Query
  23. Too Close For Confort
  24. Every Cloud
  25. Argumentative
  26. Love, Gloom, Cash, Love
  27. Portrait Of Ucha
  28. Beyond Recall
  29. All The Way
  30. 45 Degree Angle
  31. Infatuation Eyes
  32. S' Crazy Pad
  33. Who's Blues? (Bonus Track)
  34. 's Wonderful (Bonus Track)
  35. Nichols And Dimes (Bonus Track)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 22, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain
  • ASIN: B0009SQ4PI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,389 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I'd read a little history about Mr. Nichols a few years ago; and it is a sad one, to say the least, but had never heard any of his music. I recently purchased this cd, and all I can say is, I don't get HOW he was overlooked! Soon as I began listening, I got him. At times, I hear similarities to Ahmad Jamal; other times It's kind of a toss between Monk and Bill Evans. Nichols definitely had it, though; his own sound. You just have to listen to it. I'll definitely be getting the box set soon as I can.
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I am not the most eloquent reviewer. In fact, I didn't want to write a review for this album because I was afraid I won't do it justice.

All I can say is that Herbie Nichols is a "Mood Poet."

We've all heard about "tone poems." Herbie Nichols creates these "Mood poems" using the keys on the piano to paint these strange and unique "moods" and "atmospheres." I've never heard anything else like it.

Included in the CD is a short essay written by Nichols himself that offers some insight into his composotional style. It shouldn't coem as a surprise that Nichols considered himself a poet as much as a musician. Despite all the tragic circumstances of his life (which I won't go into here) and the neglect he suffered, I got the sense that he was an optimistic man who used poetry and music to contribute more beauty to the world.

The world always needs more beauty, and Nichols the "Mood poet" showed us a very unique kind of beauty.
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IN THE EARLY 60'S WHEN I WOULD VISIT A FRIEND OF MINE,I WOULD ASK IF HE WOULD PLAY 'THAT
'HOUSE PARTY' SONG OR THAT 'SPINNING'TUNE FROM NICHOLS ALBUM. FINALLY, I OWN ONE OF HIS CD'S.
THESE RECORDINGS WERE RECORDED WHEN HE WAS IN HIS MID-30'S. HE DIED IN 1963 ABOUT 8 YEARS
LATER. IF YOU LIKE RICHARD TWARDZIK,HASAAN,ELMO HOPE,YOU'LL BE PLEASED WITH THESE 35 TRACKS.
(OVER 2 HOURS.) LOTS OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS. LOT'S OF MINOR THEMES & DIMINISH CHORDS +
LOWER REGISTER BEING WORKED OVER WITH HIS LEFT HAND. GROUPS OF THE MIDDLE&UPPER NOTES JUMPING UP HERE AND
THERE ALL RELATED TO THE THEME. IT'S SO MUCH FUN LISTENING TO THIS TRUE ORIGINAL ARTIST.
I HAVE A HUGE JAZZ PIANO COLLECTION. THIS BELONGS WITH THE GREAT PIANO RECORDINGS I ALREADY
HAVE. BESIDES HIS ORIGINAL TUNES,HE PLAYS STANDARDS WITH A MORE TAME STYLE. BUT,NOT THAT
TAME! HE USES THICK 2 HANDED CHORDS IN PLAYING SOME OF THE TUNES. SOME ARE IN THE MIDDLE
AND SOME ARE CLOSER TO THE LOWER REGISTER. "HOUSE PARTY STARTING" MY FAVORITE. I USUALLY
PLAY IT TWICE OR MORE. BUT ,EVERY TRACK IS A GEM!!!
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