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Herbie Nichols occupies a special place on the podium of unfairly forgotten heroes in the history of jazz. This virtuoso, who died of leukaemia at the age of 44, was an innovative pianist with lyrical and rhythmic melodies that were very original for their time. Fascinated by Thelonious Monk, he found his own sound by mixing influences as disparate as Dixieland, Caribbean and classical music by the likes of Bartók or Satie. His transition to Blue Note led to three trio albums: The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (recorded in May 1955 with Al McKibbon on double bass and Art Blakey on drums) and Herbie Nichols Trio (recorded in August 1955 and April 1956 with Teddy Kotick and Al McKibbon on double bass and Max Roach on drums). This box set brings all these recordings together with the added bonus of alternative takes. His improvisations, complex rhythmic patterns, and personal compositions make this Blue Note box set a brilliant gateway into the world of a truly “different” jazzman. In 1957, Herbie Nichols recorded his last record for Bethlehem Records - the equally important Love, Gloom, Cash, Love with George Duvivier on double bass and Dannie Richmond on drums - before falling into oblivion and being eaten away by the illness that took over his life in April 1963... Years later, avant-garde musicians like Misha Mengelberg, Roswell Rudd and Steve Lacy helped bring his music back into the public eye. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols (3 CD set)

Herbie Nichols

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DISC 1

1
The Third World 00:04:12

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

2
The Third World 00:05:00

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

3
Step Tempest 00:05:13

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

4
Dance Line 00:04:29

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

5
Blue Chopsticks 00:04:24

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

6
Double Exposure 00:04:07

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

7
Double Exposure 00:03:27

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

8
Cro-Magnon Nights 00:04:44

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

9
Cro-Magnon Nights 00:04:53

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

10
It Didn't Happen 00:05:14

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

11
Amoeba's Dance 00:04:35

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

12
Brass Rings 00:05:28

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

13
Brass Rings 00:04:05

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

14
2300 Skiddoo 00:04:34

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

15
2300 Skiddoo 00:04:43

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

DISC 2

1
Shuffle Montgomery 00:05:14

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

2
It Didn't Happen 00:04:16

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

3
Crisp Day 00:03:47

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Art Taylor, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

4
Shuffle Montgomery 00:04:13

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

5
The Gig 00:04:26

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1955 Blue Note Records

6
Applejackin' 00:04:33

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

7
Hangover Triangle 00:04:02

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

8
The Lady Sings The Blues 00:04:25

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Nichols, Composer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Holiday, Composer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

9
Chit Chattin' 00:04:04

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

10
House Party Starting 00:05:40

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

11
The Gig 00:04:12

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

12
Furthermore 00:03:44

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

13
Furthermore 00:03:39

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

14
117th Street 00:04:54

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

15
117th Street 00:04:50

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

16
Sunday Stroll 00:06:02

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

DISC 3

1
Nick At T's 00:03:34

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

2
Furthermore 00:03:45

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

3
Terpischore 00:04:01

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

4
'Orse At Safari 00:04:16

Unknown, Composer - Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

5
Applejackin' 00:04:50

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

6
Applejackin' 00:04:31

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

7
Wildflower 00:04:06

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Piano, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

8
Mine 00:04:03

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Composer - Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

9
Mine 00:04:05

George Gershwin, Composer - Ira Gershwin, Composer - Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

10
Trio 00:03:47

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nichols, Composer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

11
Trio 00:04:01

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nichols, Composer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

12
The Spinning Song 00:05:48

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

13
The Spinning Song 00:04:56

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

14
Riff Primitif 00:04:12

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

15
Riff Primitif 00:04:12

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

16
Query 00:03:31

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1987 Blue Note Records

17
Query 00:03:25

Rudy Van Gelder, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alfred Lion, Producer - Max Roach, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols, Composer, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Teddy Kotick, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Al McKibbon, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Herbie Nichols Trio, MainArtist - Kevin Gray, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1997 Blue Note Records ℗ 1956 Blue Note Records

Album Description

Herbie Nichols occupies a special place on the podium of unfairly forgotten heroes in the history of jazz. This virtuoso, who died of leukaemia at the age of 44, was an innovative pianist with lyrical and rhythmic melodies that were very original for their time. Fascinated by Thelonious Monk, he found his own sound by mixing influences as disparate as Dixieland, Caribbean and classical music by the likes of Bartók or Satie. His transition to Blue Note led to three trio albums: The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (recorded in May 1955 with Al McKibbon on double bass and Art Blakey on drums) and Herbie Nichols Trio (recorded in August 1955 and April 1956 with Teddy Kotick and Al McKibbon on double bass and Max Roach on drums). This box set brings all these recordings together with the added bonus of alternative takes. His improvisations, complex rhythmic patterns, and personal compositions make this Blue Note box set a brilliant gateway into the world of a truly “different” jazzman. In 1957, Herbie Nichols recorded his last record for Bethlehem Records - the equally important Love, Gloom, Cash, Love with George Duvivier on double bass and Dannie Richmond on drums - before falling into oblivion and being eaten away by the illness that took over his life in April 1963... Years later, avant-garde musicians like Misha Mengelberg, Roswell Rudd and Steve Lacy helped bring his music back into the public eye. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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