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One Is the Other

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Released  March 4, 2014
Artist  Billy Hart
Producer  Manfred Eicher
Genre  Jazz
Length  51:31
Release date  4 March 2014
Label  ECM Records
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Recorded  April/May 2013 Avatar Studios, New York City
Similar  Billy Hart albums, Jazz albums

One Is the Other is an album by jazz drummer Billy Hart, released on ECM Records in 2014.



The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek states "One Is the Other is the sound of an experienced and deeply intuitive quartet speaking in a colorful and precise language composed of numerous dialects and approaches to musical speech". The Guardian's John Fordham noted "For anyone open to spontaneous musical conversation, regardless of genre, this beautifully crafted album is likely to appeal – but aficionados will probably get more from it, since veteran drum star and former Herbie Hancock sideman Hart and his superb quartet constantly hint at references from all over the jazz tradition". Steve Greenlee wrote in JazzTimes that "The Billy Hart Quartet gets more laidback with each release. One Is the Other is the group’s third effort (and second on ECM), and it is a demonstrably looser, freer affair than its predecessors. It’s as though the veteran drummer and his younger compadres—tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Ben Street—decided they’d proven themselves and can now take more risks with their music". All About Jazz correspondent John Kelman observed "with ECM paying increasing attention to North American musicians—with particular focus on a clearly vibrant New York scene, the sublimely open One is the Other is both this quartet's best record yet, and further evidence to counter those who accuse ECM's purview of being too Euro-centric."

Track listing

All compositions by Billy Hart, except where noted

  1. "Lennie Groove" (Mark Turner) - 6:50
  2. "Maraschino" (Ethan Iverson) - 5:51
  3. "Teule's Redemption" - 7:21
  4. "Amethyst" - 8:06
  5. "Yard" - 5:07
  6. "Sonnet for Stevie" (Turner) - 8:43
  7. "Some Enchanted Evening" (Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 5:19
  8. "Big Trees" (Iverson) - 4:14


  • Billy Hart - drums
  • Mark Turner - tenor sax
  • Ethan Iverson - piano
  • Ben Street - double bass
  • References

    One Is the Other Wikipedia