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2 plus 2

Artist: Jim Richardson

Date of Release: 22/04/2010

Catalogue no: ARCD1005

Label: Actone Records

Price: £10

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Track Listing

No

 

Title

Duration

1

 

Blues-ette (Toots Thielmans)

8.03

2

 

Au Privave (Charlie Parker)

3.43

3

 

The Second Time Around (S Cahn / J Van Heusen)

4.03

4

 

Blueberry Hill (A Lewis / L Stock / V Rose)

5.53

5

 

You've Changed (B Carey / C Fisher)

9.26

6

 

After The Love Has Gone (D Foster / J Graydon / B Champlin)

6.38

7

 

Half Twist (D Weller)

5.23

8

 

Isn't If A Pity (I & G Gerswin)

5.35

9

 

We Shall Not Be Moved (Zilphia Horton)

7.23

10

 

College Boy -Theme from University Challenge (Derek New)

3.22

11

 

Love For Sale (Cole Porter)

7.19

 

 

 

 

Appearances by

Jim Mullen

Why 2plus2?

The CD contrasts a series of duets featuring Jim Richardson & Jim Mullen with a more conventional quartet where the 2 Jims are joined by Chris Dagley & Don Weller.

Despite the unusual nature of the recording & the eclectic choice of songs, a strange symmetry emerges

 

Reviews

 

01/06/2010 Mark Gardner`

Another welcome dip into bassist Jim Richardson’s recorded archives yields this gem of vigorous, hard-swinging duo and quartet offerings which find the rhythm team of Jim and drummer Chris Dagley paired with the robust tenor sax of Don Weller and the ever flowing guitar of Jim Mullen, a personal favourite of this writer. Here are four at one, but there’s also a real rapport in the duo collaborations being between string men Mullen and Richardson.
In an agenda embracing a Bird blues, old pop hits, a brace of familiar TV themes as well as classic standards and even a Weller 12-bar, Half Twist, all the soloists prosper. It was somebody’s neat idea to convert “You’ve Changed” from a slow ballad to a medium-paced waltz, and that appears to suit the soloists to a T.
“After The Love Has Gone” is accorded a silky reading by the two Jims, who also apply their empathy to the Gershwin’s seldom heard “Isn’t It A Pity”. Weller is at his most rumbustious in the hymn-turned-football-anthem “We Shall Not Be Moved”, unlikely material but effective in this soul-drenched interpretation.
The quartet is at its most persuasive when skimming Toots Thieleman’s “Bluesette” and Porter’s “Love For Sale”, which made these two pieces the ideal choices to open and close proceedings.
This amalgam of Weller’s gutsy sax, Mullen’s sleek tracings and relentless momentum, Richardson’s rich-toned lines and Dagley’s percussive prodding adds up to a winsome and winning combination. The vibe is right and so are the chosen grooves.
Mark Gardner – Jazz Journal

 

01/06/2010 Jack Massarik

Double bassists’ double bassist Jim Richardson had been sitting on a hoard of excellent quartet tapes for some while before the splendidly named Actone Records entered the music jungle and sprang to his rescue. His first session, Chapter One featured altoist Bob Martin, guitarist Phil Lee and drummers Clark Tracey and Matt Fishwick. This one is another cross-generational effort, pairing two grizzled lions of British jazz, tenorist Don Weller and guitarist Jim Mullen with rising drum star Chris Dagley. The freebooting yet distinctly original styles of Weller and Mullen deserve to be heard and appreciated much more widely. Players of vast resources and experience, they sail through every challenge here.
Highlights include Toots Thieleman’s cheerful classic “Bluesette”, a storming version of “Love For Sale”, and that ultra-melodic ballad “The Second Time Around”. Mullen also makes fine work of Weller’s minor-blues “Half Twist” and is at his funky best on “Blueberry Hill”. Weller’s tone on “You’ve Changed” has indeed changed from the open-throated roar of his barnstorming youth. As with Sonny Rollins, it has grown gruffer and more mature over the years.
Richardson is largely content to share the engine-room duties with Dagley, but now and again, as on Charlie Parker’s elegant blues “Au Privave”, and the tuneful soul standard “After The Love Has Gone”, he and Mullen combine in remarkably full sounding duets for bass and guitar.
Two oddities of the session are “We Shall Not Be Moved”, set to a second line marching beat and a bopped-up version of the University Challenge theme, “College Boy”, which turns out to be “I Got Rhythm” and swings like the clappers. What wags these chaps are to be sure.
Jack Massarik - Jazzwise

 

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