A killer collection of grooves from Harvey Averne – one of the most soulful forces in Latin music at the end of the 60s – finally given his due in this wonderful set! The package pulls together grooves from three of Harvey's classic albums – Harvey Averne Dozen, Brotherhood, and Harvey Averne's Barrio Band – records
that really show him deepening his sound over a very short time, by moving from strongly soul-based Latin modes, into some of the headier, heavier sounds of the Chicano rock generation. Marty Sheller handles arrangements on all three records
– and players are a mix of Latin musicians and hip jazz players who include Idris Muhammad on drums, Joe Beck and Eric Gale on guitars, Barry Rogers on trombone, Nick Marrerro on timbales, and Jimmy Owens and Luis Gasca on trumpets. Averne plays vibes – and the set features 20 tracks that include "Gotta Do My Number", "Girl From The Mountain", "Cucaraca Macara", "Stablishment", "Got To Have Brotherhood", "Make Out", "The Micro Men", "Never Learned To Dance", "Come Together", "Struttin Slow", "Can You Dig It", "Accept Me", "Stand", and "Central Park". Includes great notes and photos too – a full history of Harvey's career!
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)