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Review by Scott Yanow This 1988 reissue brought back one of pianist Ray Bryant’s favorite trio records. Supported by either Bill Lee or Arthur Harper on bass and drummer Mickey Roker, Bryant is typically soulful, swinging and reasonably explorative on nine songs (including a previously unreleased version of “Django”) that are highlighted by “Con Alma,” “Milestones,” his popular “Cubano Chant” ...

Tracklist:   1.  Lou’s Blues     2.  Be My Love     3.  Idaho     4.  The Nearness Of You    5.  Mack The Knife    6.  Crosstown Shuffle     7.  Tangerine Credits    Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson    Bass – Laymon Jackson    Congas – Ray Barretto    Drums – Dave Bailey    Piano – Horace Parlan    Trumpet – Blue Mitchell     Recorded By ...

Good Deal is a typically fine record from the Three Sounds, who were beginning to hit their stride when this session was recorded in May of 1959. Like most of their records, it’s laidback – even when the group works a swinging tempo, there’s a sense of ease that keeps the mood friendly, relaxed and mellow. Balancing standards like “Satin ...

Tracklist: A-1 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life A-2 Since I Fell For You A-3 Until It’s Time For You To Go B-1 Pain B-2 Angel Eyes C-1 Easy Walker C-2 Kittitian Carnival C-3 Could It Be I’m Falling In Love D-1 Where Is The Love? D-2 Medley: Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do – Don’t Go Strangers D-3 ...

Pistas: A1 – On Green Dolphin Street     2:16 A2 – Ruby     3:08 A3 – Invitation     2:58 A4 – Secret Love     2:16 A5 – An Affair To Remember (Our Love Affair)     2:30 A6 – The High And The Mighty     2:09 B1 – Exodus (Main Theme)     2:00 B2 – Laura     4:32 B3 – Three ...

Tracklist A1 Under Hog     4:47 A2 Ooh Child     4:44 A3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours     3:28 A4 Cubano Chant     4:02 B1 Willow Weep For Me     3:58 B2 Fool On The Hill     4:46 B3 Catchy     3:36 B4 Wessward Ho     3:34 Label: Stax ‎– 2362-011 Released: 1971 Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul Style: Soul, ...

The In Crowd is a live album by the Ramsey Lewis Trio which was recorded in 1965 at the Bohemian Caverns nightclub in Washington D.C. and released on the Argo label. Review by Michael G. Nastos Ramsey Lewis staked his claim to fame with The In Crowd, an instrumental version of Dobie Gray’s Top 40 hit. He also was one ...

The In Crowd is a live album by the Ramsey Lewis Trio which was recorded in 1965 at the Bohemian Caverns nightclub in Washington D.C. and released on the Argo label. Review by Michael G. Nastos Ramsey Lewis staked his claim to fame with The In Crowd, an instrumental version of Dobie Gray’s Top 40 hit. He also was one ...

Review by Michael Erlewine Just what it says. The queen of the Hammond organ (along with Henry Grimes (b) and Otis Finch (d)) plays compositions by the funk-master himself, Horace Silver. Included are “Senor Blues” and “The Preacher.” Tracklist A1 Senor Blues A2 Moon Ray A3 Sister Sadie B1 Doodlin’ B2 The Preacher B3 Strollin’ Credits Bass – Henry Grimes ...

Review by Scott Yanow Most of organist Shirley Scott’s records in the 1960s featured her husband, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, so this trio effort with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jimmy Cobb was a change of pace. As usual, Scott features an off-the-wall tune (“What The World Needs Now Is Love”) in her repertoire, along with standards (including “On A ...

Review by Scott Yanow For this CD reissue, pianist Billy Taylor is features on eight songs with his trio of 1954 (which included bassist Earl May and drummer Percy Brice); the four originals (which alternate with standards) were all dedicated to disc jockeys of the time. The trio was pretty tight with Taylor in the lead and, although boppish, it ...

Jimmy Smith did not invent the organ. This is a fact. Long before his arrival, the instrument had been the vehicle of countless memorable performances. Word to Fats Waller. But as with anything, there are architects and then there are innovators. I prescribe unto Smith the latter. Anyone can learn to play the organ, but few can extend it beyond ...

Review by Zac Johnson An in-depth 18-track overview of the career of soul-jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis, demonstrating his range from hard bop stylist to his later easy listening jazz interpretations. Tracklist: 1 The “In” Crowd     7:20 2 Limelight     2:24 3 Delilah     5:26 4 Black Eye Peas     2:42 5 Carmen     2:53 6 Sometimes I Feel Like ...

Biography Jimmy Smith wasn’t the first organ player in jazz, but no one had a greater influence with the instrument than he did; Smith coaxed a rich, grooving tone from the Hammond B-3, and his sound and style made him a top instrumentalist in the 1950s and ’60s, while a number of rock and R&B keyboardists would learn valuable lessons ...

The Afro Blues Quintet Plus One was formed in 1963 by leader and vibes player Joseph “Little Joe” DeAguero. The six man band featured saxophonist Jack Fulks, a veteran of Chico Hamilton’s band; and pianist Bill Henderson who also played bass, drums, flute and vibes. Henderson had previously played with Terry Gibbs’ band. The original drummer was Jim Keltner who ...

Review by Jason Ankeny Stump Juice reunites Jimmy McGriff with producer Sonny Lester, who earlier helmed the organist’s classic The Worm. Picking up right where their previous collaboration left off, this Groove Merchant date boasts all the hallmarks of McGriff’s most potent work, serving up a series of lean, mean solos delivered via Hammond B-3 and keyboards. Unlike the majority ...

Review by Stephen Cook Having already dedicated half of 1953’s Cross Section to numbers with Machito’s band, it was no surprise that Bill Taylor’s 1954 follow-up, Trio with Candido, would feature more Latin touches — this time with star Cuban conga player Candido. In line with fellow jazz pianists George Shearing and Red Garland, Taylor doesn’t incorporate the Cuban clavé ...

Musty Rusty is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Cadet label in 1965 and performed by Donaldson with Bill Hardman, Billy Gardner, Grant Green, and Ben Dixon. A1 Musty Rusty Written-By – Lou Donaldson 6:03 A2 Midnight Sun Written-By – Lionel Hampton, J. Francis Burke 4:45 A3 Hipty Hop Written-By – Lou Donaldson 5:20 B1 The ...

1 – Transition 2 – Moanin’ 3 – Eight Counts for Rita 4 – Saint Thomas 5 – Dark Blues 6 – Satin Doll 7 – NASDAQ Blues 8 – They Ain’t What They Used to Be Jimmy Smith »» Hammond B3 Joshy Hernandez »» Saxophone (tracks 1,2,7,8) Nat Marucci »» Drums (tracks 1,2,7,8) Claudio Spiewak »» Guitar (tracks 3-6) ...

Review by Richard S. Ginell As specifically indicated by the album’s title, the title tune’s bluesy cast, and Sweet Lou Donaldson’s own determined liner notes, this CD aims to strike a blow for soul-jazz, a once-popular, then-maligned idiom newly returned from exile. That it does — with no frills, no apologies, and an idiomatic supporting cast. For Donaldson, it was ...

01 – Flamingo 02 – Deep Purple 03 – Always 04 – Moonglow / Cherokee 05 – Liebestraum 06 – When Your Lover Has Gone 07 – East Of The Sun 08 – Beyond The Blue Horizon 09 – Harlem Nocturne Album from 1971 on Contour records. Cat No: 2870 115

Track Listing: 1 – You Got Me Running 2 – Please Send Me Someone to Love 3 – Bacon But Fat 4 – Country Mile 5 – Catfish Sammich 6 – There Is No Greater Love Credits: Alto Saxophone – Charles I. Williams Bass – Gordon Edwards Drums – Bill Curtis Guitar – Earl Dunbar, Jr. Organ – Don Pullen ...

Review by Scott Yanow Gene Harris was always predictably excellent, particularly during his final decade. This CD has his quartet of 1993 (with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Humphrey) performing such tunes as a soulful “Take the ‘A’ Train,” the sly “Ma (He’s Making Eyes at Me),” “My Little Suede Shoes,” and even “Ode to Billie ...

1.Jimmy’s Jazz Rock (4:10) 2.It’s Alright With Me (4:55) 3.The Cat (2:25) 4.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (4:37) 5.Got My Mojo Working (3:29) 6.Hava Nagila Overture (6:46) 7.Killing Me Softly (6:13) 8.Jazz Scattin’ (6:43) Jimmy Smith – organ Ray Crawford – guitar Donald Dean – drums Live At The Mann Auditorium, Tel-Aviv, Israel

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