The 21 tracks on Retrospect In Retirement Of Delay: The Solo Recordings reveal the intimate side of the Hasaan Ibn Ali story with poetic, imaginative, even breathtaking masterpieces that the world didn’t know existed.
Alan Sukoenig and saxophonist David Shrier were students at the University Of Pennsylvania in 1962, when Shrier told Sukoenig about an incredible pianist he had just heard at a club. It wasn’t long before the three became friends. Over the next four years, Shrier and Sukoenig captured their soon-to-be legend friend on tape, playing standards and a few originals.
The best of these tapes are now collected here, and for the first time, you hear the unique magic of jazz legend Hasaan Ibn Ali playing standards.