Curtis Fuller – Curtis Fuller Volume 3 (Full Album)

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Curtis Fuller Volume 3 is an album by American trombonist Curtis Fuller recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 1583 in the original issue.

“Trombonist Curtis Fuller settled in New York in April of 1957, after working for several years in his native Detroit. Volume 3 pairs him with trumpeter Art Farmer, along with a buoyant rhythm section comprising Sonny Clark (who also relocated to N.Y.C. in April ’57), George Tucker and Louis Hayes. This third solo recording for Fuller on the Blue Note label is stronger than its predecessors, especially in showcasing the trombonist’s writing talents. The five original tunes and one standard feature some fine ensemble playing and cover a broad range from Afro-Cuban to medium swing to ballad. Fuller’s composition “Carvon” is exceptional; the main theme is played on trombone accompanied only by bowed bass. This recording firmly established Curtis Fuller as a serious, mature voice on his instrument.” – Lee Bloom/AllMusic.

Track listing:
All compositions by Curtis Fuller except as indicated
“Little Messenger” – 6:21
“Quantrale” – 6:13
“Jeanie” – 6:49
“Carvon” – 6:59
“Two Quarters of a Mile” – 6:33
“It’s Too Late Now” (Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner) – 6:54

Curtis Fuller – trombone
Art Farmer – trumpet
Sonny Clark – piano
George Tucker – bass
Louis Hayes – drums


Released: January 1961
Recorded: December 1, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Length: 38:49
Label: Blue Note
BLP 1583
Producer: Alfred Lion