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Asia Minor

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01
The Shadow Of Khan
5:31  
02
The Story Of Love
4:32  
03
Yamask
5:40  
04
Spiritus Parkus (Parker's Spiritus)
4:40  
05
Summertime
7:51  
06
Ackmet
8:11  
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Total Tracks: 6   Total Length: 36:25

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Skyrocketing top-note lines

rene.leemans

It's slightly difficult to pin down Reece stylistically. Though he can play skyrocketing top-note lines, there's something curiously melancholy about his work on 'Asia Minor', a recording which recalls some of the South African players. His trump card here is, of course, the marvellous band he has round him. Recommended.

They Say All Music Guide

This is one of trumpeter Dizzy Reece’s finest recordings, a well-planned sextet date (reissued on CD) with baritonist Cecil Payne, Joe Farrell on tenor and flute, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Charlie Persip that is on the level of a Blue Note album. Reece (who contributed three diverse originals) performs mostly minor-toned songs that seem to really inspire the musicians. The solos tend to be concise but quite meaningful, and, overall, this hard bop but occasionally surprising session is quite memorable. Strange that Reece would not get another opportunity to lead a record date until 1970. – Scott Yanow