felser Posted December 31, 2018 Report Share Posted December 31, 2018 Thanks to the few who participated, and to anyone else who may have given it a listen, and thanks to Bill and Thom for their work on coordinating and hosting/posting. Have a safe and blessed New Years. 1 – Billy Parker – "Dance of the Little Children" A nice upbeat cut from his Strata-East Album "Freedom of Speech". Lonnie Liston Smith's little brother Donald Smith on piano and vocals, the Bridgewater brothers on the horns. 02 – Charles Earland – “Happy Cause I’m going home” From his album “Intensity”. Just a song that makes me very very joyful to hear, and it seemed like a great follow up to the first cut. 03-Charles Rouse – “Bitchin” Unusual cut for the Monk stalwart, from his Strata-East album “Two is One”. 04– Cedar Walton/ Hank Mobley – “House on Maple Street” From the Cobblestone album “Breakthrough”. I love the Walton/Jones/Higgins rhythm section on this one from early 1972 (was this their first together?), and of course they went on to record many classic albums throughout the rest of the decade. 05 - Kings in Exile – “Bullwimp” From the Dennis Gonzalez released album “Witness”, though he does not play on this cut (or on a lot of others on the album). Burnett Anderson is the trumpet player here. The tenor player is our own Jim Sangrey. Mark Menikos plays violin and composed the cut. 06 - Trio Encompas – “Jetlag Blues” People compared that the sax player to Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, and David Murray, and gave this very high marks. It is actually our own Thom Keith on tenor. 07 - Elvin Jones –“Lycra Too” From the wonderful Atlantic album “Midnight Walk” with Thad Jones, Hank Mobley, and Dollar Brand/ 08 – Art Ensemble of Chicago – “Fundamental Destiny” From the album of the same name. It was new to me, and has become my favorite AEC album. Don Pullen guests on piano on this album. 09 - Gary Bartz – “BAM” From the marvelous “Home” album, live at the Left Banke. Woody Shaw and Albert Dailey. Where’s the CD? People looking for a gem to lease and reissue, how about this one? 10 – Hastings Street Experience - “Yes Lord” From their self-titled mid-70’s album, which I love beyond all objective reason. Wonderful Detroit time and place vibes. Vocals by Motown ace Kim Weston. 11 - Rascals – “It's Love” From the “Groovin” album, which went top 5 pop in 1967. Hubert Laws and Chuck Rainey guest. This is the album where the Rascals opened up their sound, and it sits as their masterpiece. Classic singles in “Groovin’”, “How Can I Be Sure”, “A Girl Like You”, and the earlier recorded “You Better Run”, and lots of wonderful experiments. 30 minutes of bliss. They don’t make ‘em like this anymore (and rarely did then). If at all interested, don’t sleep on it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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