Format: Vinyl, LP, Album.
Terry Gibbs (vib), Sal Nestico (ts), Nat Pierce (org), Turk Van Lake (g), Charlie Andrus (b), Jake H Bathtub Eyes (Time). play) (pause) (download) (fb) (vk) (tw). Jake H. Conception & His Orchestra Scarborough Fair (Paul Simon). Lorraine Feather (vcl), Ted Nash (ts), Herb Ellis (g), Ross Tompkins (p), Chuck Domanico (b), Jake H Four (Sweet Lorraine, Concord Jazz).
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As one would expect from looking at the lineup (vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, tenor saxophonist Sal Nistico, guitarist Turk Lake, bassist Charlie Andrus, drummer Jake Hanna and pianist Nat Pierce), swing is the thing on this Time release. The odd part is that Pierce mostly plays organ (whose idea was that?), which weighs down the group a bit since his is very much a pianistic style. The nine tunes are all Terry Gibbs originals, and Gibbs, although a masterful vibraphonist, has never been a major composer. However, the enthusiastic solos of the co-leaders keep the music colorful and swinging.
Herman's nonpareil Pierce-Andrus-Hanna rhythm section, with the veteran guitarist Turk Van Lake added, backs Nistico and vibist Terry Gibbs on "It's Time We Met," a spirited blowing session recorded about a year later under Gibbs' leadership for Mainstream. Gibbs wrote all the simple riff tunes for the date, which also gave a rare opportunity to hear Nat Pierce on organ. Apart from his uptempo inventiveness and thoughtful, unsentimental ballad playing, Nistico's superb technique was brilliantly articulated.
Nat Pierce (né Nathaniel Pierce Blish J. 16 July 1925 Somerville, Massachusetts – 10 June 1992 Los Angeles) was an American jazz pianist and prolific composer and arranger, perhaps best known for being pianist and arranger for the Woody Herman band from 1951 to 1955. Pieces by Pierce were predominantly created for use in big bands.