Lew Tabackin

Black and Tan Fantasy

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Put out on Toshiko Akiyoshi's Ascent label, this very obscure Lp finds Lew Tabackin in superb form. Accompanied by bassist John Heard and drummer Billy Higgins, Tabackin plays flute on two originals (the fairly free "Flute Flite" and "Falling Petal") and tenor on the five other pieces. Actually Tabackin's tenor makes the bigger impression on this date, really ripping into Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You," "You've Changed" and "After You've Gone." Well worth searching for, hopefully Akiyoshi will someday reissue this exciting music on CD.