Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eric Kloss – One, Two, Free

This is a great LP by saxophonist Eric Kloss, it was released in 1972 on Muse Records and features Eric Kloss on sax, Pat Martino on guitar, Ron Thomas on piano, Dave Holland on bass and Ron Krasinski on drums.

1. One, Two, Free
2. It's Too Late
3. Licea


Monday, July 5, 2010

Please - Manila Thriller

Nice bit of soulful funky stuff with sort of a Free Soul sound, and by a group that (because of the "Manila" in the title, and the look on their faces) we've always assumed were Filipino. They do a nice job, though, and the groove is sweet and mellow, with a good harmony funk sound. Tracks include "Please Yourself", "You Got The Feeling", "Ego Trippin", "Flaming Lady", and "Side By Side".

1. Please Yourself
2. Spend the Night
3. Side by Side
4. Good Stuff
5. You Got the Power
6. Ego Trippin'
7. Something New
8. Gonna Get You
9. I'm Gonna Take Care of Business
10. Flaming Lady


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

James Moody - James Moody

This LP from James Moody was recorded in late 1959 and released on Cadet Records, according to the liner notes, players are James Moody on sax & flute, Tom McIntosh on trombone, Johnny Coles on trumpet, Gene Kee on piano, Musa Kalliem on baritone sax, John Lathen on bass and Clarence Johnston on drums.

1. Darben The Redd Foxx
2. Little Girl Blue
3. Out Of Nowhere
4. Daahoud
5. Yesterdays
6. Cookie
7. With Malice Toward None
8. R.B.Q.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Monty Alexander – Love And Sunshine

This is an MPS recording by pianist Monty Alexander from 1975, players are Monty Alexander on piano, Ernest Ranglin on guitar, Eberhard Weber on bass and Kenny Clare on drums.

1. S.K.J.
2. Summer Of ‘42
3. Now Is The Time
4. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
5. Feel Like Making Love
6. On A Clear Day


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hank Crawford – Mr. Blues Plays Lady Soul

Alto saxophonist Hank Crawford released this LP in 1969 on Atlantic Records, it was arranged & conducted by Arif Mardin, additional personnel is David Newman, Frank Wess, Seldon Powell and Pepper Adams on sax, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Snookie Young and Bernie Glow on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland and Benny Powell on trombone, Eric Gale on guitar, Paul Griffin and Richard Tee on organ & piano, Jerry Jemmot, Charles Rainey and Ron Carter on bass and Bernard Purdie on drums. String section led by Gene Orloff, tenor sax & flute solos by David Newman. Produced by Joel Dorn.

1. Groovin’
2. I Can’t See Myself Leaving You
3. Never Let Me Go
4. Baby, I Love You
5. Lady Soul
6. Soul Serenade
7. Ain’t No Way
8. Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
9. Take A Look
10. Going Down Slow


Bill Cosby – Hooray For The Salvation Army Band!

This LP by Bill Cosby was released in 1968 on Warner’s Reprise label, the singer is backed by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band.

1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
2. Sunny
3. Reach Out I’ll Be There
4. (I’m A) Road Runner
5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
6. Get Out Of My Life, Woman
7. Hooray For The Salvation Army Band
8. Funky North Philadelphia
9. Hold On I’m A Comin’
10. Ursalena
11. Time Brings About A Change
12. Stop, Look & Listen


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Etta Jones – My Mother’s Eyes

Etta Jones released this LP in 1978 on Muse, personnel is Etta Jones on vocals, Sonny Phillips on keyboards, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, Rufus Reid on bass, Lawrence Killian on congas & percussion, Houston Person on tenor sax, Idris Muhammad on drums and George Devens on vibes. Produced by Houston Person.

1. The Way You Look Tonight
2. Don’t Misunderstand
3. Be My Love
4. You Do Something To Me
5. My Mother’s Eyes
6. This Girl’s In Love With You
7. Gloomy Sunday