Quotes & Reviews:

"Like the novel, the music layers a collage of jazz, blues and New Orleans influences over an unsettling haunting tone. The unifying core is blues, as heard in various permutations. Expect surprising interpretations: a Johnny Hodges blues becomes mysterious while a Screamin' Jay Hawkins stomper is made serene.... Granelli shows clear vision. In Slaughter, a fellow musician describing Bolden's never recorded sound could just as well be praising the strengths of this disc: 'There was pain and gentleness - everything - crammed into each number.' "

- Modern Drummer



Jerry Granelli
A Song I Thought I Heard Buddy Sing

Jerry Granelli - drums
Kenny Garrett - alto saxophone
Julian Priester - trombone
Bill Frisell - guitar, banjo
Robben Ford - guitar
Anthony Cox - bass

produced by Lee Townsend

recording engineer: Rick Parashar
mixing engineers: James Farber and Mark Slagle

ITM Pacific

Song List:

  His World

  1. Wanderlust
  2. Smoky Row
  3. The Oyster Dance
  4. Billie's Bounce
Buddy's Journey
  1. Coming Through Slaughter
  2. In That Number
Memories
  1. Prelude To Silence
  2. I Put A Spell On You
  3. Blues Connotation
Epilogue
  1. Blues Connotation (reprise)