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The Opener is an album by American trombonist Curtis Fuller recorded in 1957 and released on the Blue Note label as BLP 1567.[1]


Template:Album ratings The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "The Opener is trombonist Curtis Fuller's first album for Blue Note and it is a thoroughly impressive affair".[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Curtis Fuller except as inicated
  1. "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" (Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh) - 6:52
  2. "Hugore" - 6:43
  3. "Oscalypso" (Oscar Pettiford) - 5:40
  4. "Here's to My Lady" (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) - 6:43
  5. "Lizzy's Bounce" - 5:25
  6. "Soon" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 5:33
  • Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey on June 16, 1957.



  1. Blue Note discography accessed October 22, 2010
  2. Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed October 22, 2010

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