One of the funkiest albums ever cut by pianist Roy Meriwether
– and a set that definitely lives up to the righteous promise of the title! The album's completely different than Roy
's soul jazz sides in the 60s for bigger labels – in that the tracks are all quite long and spacious, and reflect a style that's a lot more spiritual than Meriwether
had ever expressed before! The title track is a tremendous reading of Kenny Barron's "Nubian Lady" – presented here in a 20 minute version that's underpinned by some massively heavy drums from Billy Jackson – nicely breaking underneath the bad-rolling bass of Bill Conway and the funky piano of Roy
himself! Side 2 includes more typical material – like "Me & Mrs. Jones", "Day By Day", and "Here's That Rainy Day" – but Roy
manages to make them all swing, and the record's got a great lively feel to it. Billy Jackson's on drums and percussion, and Billy Conway's on bass.
(Cover appears to have been inscribed by Roy Meriwether on the back. Cover also has some wear, some creasing along the spine, a split top seam, some splitting on the other seams, and some light stains.)