Grachan Moncur lll – Some Other Stuff

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Some Other Stuff is the second album by American trombonist Grachan Moncur III recorded in 1964 and released on the Blue Note label in 1965. It was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2008 and reissued on CD.

“Grachan Moncur III was one of the top trombonists of the jazz avant-garde in the 1960s although he had only a few chances to lead his own record sessions. This 1964 set (which has been reissued on CD) was one of his finest, a quintet outing with bassist Cecil McBee, two of the members of the Miles Davis Quintet (pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams), and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter just a brief time before he joined Miles. The group performs four of Moncur’s challenging originals, including “Nomadic” (which is largely a drum solo) and “The Twins,” which is built off of one chord. None of the compositions caught on but the strong and very individual improvising of the young musicians is enough of a reason to acquire the advanced music.? – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
All compositions by Grachan Moncur III

“Gnostic” – 11:46
“Thandiwa” – 8:21
“The Twins” – 12:55
“Nomadic” – 7:43

Grachan Moncur III – trombone
Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock – piano
Cecil McBee – bass
Tony Williams – drums


Released: January/February 1965
Recorded: July 6, 1964
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 40:47
Label: Blue Note
BST 84177
Producer: Alfred Lion