A SONG I THOUGHT I HEARD BUDDY SING is the title of an old song by Bunk Johnson. The CD booklet features excerpts from Michael Ondaatje's novel, "Coming Through Slaughter," about the life of the legendary New Orleans horn player, Buddy Bolden.
Recorded at London Bridge Studio, Seattle, Washington in January and February, 1992.
Down Beat (5/93, p.46) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "...one provocative package..."
JazzTimes (8/93, p.65) - "...[A SONG I THOUGHT I HEARD BUDDY SING] is remarkable as a vehicle that is rooted in the jazz tradition while at the cutting edge of innovative possibilities..."
Audio Magazine (2/94, p.86) - "...Though concept pieces are more often than not doomed, this one paints a portrait nearly as powerful as the Romare Bearden painting used on the CD cover. Guided by Granelli's constantly shifting rhythms...guitarists Bill Frisell and Robben Ford weave otherworldly textures with their searing blues lines...."