Sprint is alive album by the Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan Quintet .
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The last of six LPs by the Red Rodney-Ira Sullivan Quintet was also the band’s finest. There are times in the music (which consists of three originals by pianist Garry Dial, Herbie Hancock’s “Speak Like a Child” and “As Time Goes By”) where the group sounds like the early Ornette Coleman Quartet. The setting and advanced repertoire clearly challenged Rodney (who mostly sticks here to flugelhorn) and inspired Sullivan (switching between alto, alto flute, soprano and flugelhorn). A post-bop gem, one of Rodney’s finest recordings.
All compositions by Garry Dial except where noted.
“How Do You Know” – 7:23
“As Time Goes By” (Herman Hupfeld) – 7:35
“Sprint” – 7:36
“My Son, the Minstrel” – 6:05
“Speak Like a Child” (Herbie Hancock) – 11:46
Red Rodney – trumpet, flugelhorn
Ira Sullivan – flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, flugelhorn
Garry Dial – piano
Jay Anderson – bass
Jeff Hirshfield – drums
Recorded: November 3 & 4, 1982
Venue The Jazz Forum, NYC
Producer: Mike Berniker