One of the most excellent records ever on Prestige, and one of our favorite LPs ever! The great reed player George Braith
lays down a set of moody dark tracks with backing by a group that includes a lot of percussion, electric guitar, electric bass, and, on one track, backing by a choir of female voices. Braith
get's an excellent sound from his assortment of horns (C-melody sax, alto, and soprano), and his playing here is unlike that on any of his other records (although all of those are great as well!) He's moved past the Roland Kirk vibe he had, and isn't playing that funky. Instead, he's got this great moody sound, with a really searching quality to his solos, and an emotional tone throughout. The set is filled with incredible tracks that have a nice laidback groove, assorted percussion, and haunting edgey solos by Braith
. Cuts include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", and "Splashes Of Love".
(On the Dusty Groove label.)