|Recorded in 1972. 24bit Remastered from analog source. Two bonus tracks.
Born in Jacksonville, FL in 1942, Charles Tolliver started his career in the sixties after studying at Howard University, Washington D.C. Tolliver's bright, rounded timbre on trumpet and flugelhorn could be heard with partners such as Jackie McLean, Horace Silver, Roy Ayers, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey and Max Roach. In 1969 he founded the quartet "Music, Inc." that worked successfully until the end of the seventies. "Impact" was the most impressive document of this band presenting advanced hardbop statements with grooving vamps and high-energy blowing. Young Alvin Queen even quit his job with George Benson in order to work with Tolliver whom he knew since their days in the Horace Silver band. A charismatic live recording from Munich's legendary Domicile club, this edition offers two thrilling bonus tracks that sound as fresh as they did 35 years ago. Down Beat: Five stars.