MARVIN HANNIBAL PETERSON – DON WELLER – MARTIN BLACKWELL – DAVE GREEN – BRYAN SPRING
LP MOLE JAZZ 6 – UK, 1981
The recent posting of Don Weller’s Major Surgery on OIR reminded me that I still had to post this live album of Hannibal Peterson with the Weller – Spring Quartet.
In 1981 Don Weller stood in for Michael Brecker when the Gil Evans Orchestra played at the Bracknell Jazz Festival. He subsequently toured the UK with the Orchestra and recorded a live album with one of the band's trumpeters, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, added on to the Weller–Spring Quartet.
A strong album, four tracks with ample room for everyone to stretch out. There is some deep playing in there. Check the title track and 19+ minutes version of “Africa”.
|Hannibal c. 1976|
Trumpet – Hannibal Marvin Peterson
Tenor Saxophone – Don Weller
Piano – Martin Blackwell
Bass – Dave Green
Drums – Bryan Spring
Poem Song (Marvin Peterson) 14:06
All Blues (Miles Davis) 13:05
Misty (Errol Garner) 12:40
Africa (Marvin Peterson) 19:16
Recorded At The 100 Club,London On Monday 2nd November 1981