One of the best Curtis Amy
records for Pacific Jazz – and an album that really has him stretching out, hitting some of the more openly soulful modes that would develop further in the 60s! The set's a partnership with drummer Frank Butler
, who himself is a pretty hip cat – and together, the pair break past the organ/
tenor modes of the initial albums by Amy
– really stretching out with help from trumpeter Carmell Jones, pianist Frank
Strazzeri, and a young Bobby Hutcherson on vibes! Bassist Jimmy Bond ensures that things groove tightly – and titles include "Very Frank
", "Groovin Blue", "Bobblin", and "Gone Into It".
(Black & silver label pressing with deep groove. Cover has marker on the front and back, masking tape on the seams, clear tape along the opening, and some wear.)