One of the first, and one of the coolest albums from this legendary USNavy ensemble –w ith the classic "Port Authority Bus Blues", plus "Grits", "Absolutely", "Lower Gyphics", "Sour Grapes", and "Home From The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest groups on the Invictus label – a tight combo who've got some wonderful energy throughout! The group may well be the same combo that recorded earlier as the Port Authority Band for the USNavy (we've never been sure of that) – and this album's definitely got the same wonderful blend of jazz and soul, served up with lots of funky rhythms underneath – upbeat and uptempo, in ways that aren't exactly club, but which aren't that far off either! There's some great tight horns on the set – almost in a Brass Construction mode, but a bit leaner too – and some cuts have these really cool moogy keyboards that we totally love. Titles include "I Got It", "I Don't Want To Work Today", "Rainbow", "Guess I'm Gonna Cry", and "Twilight Zone". Includes bonus tracks "I Got It (part 1)", "I Got It (part 2)", "I Got It (special disco version)", and "I Used To Hate It (special disco version)". CD
Wonderful work from both Buddy Collette and Irene Kral – initially recorded for the Navy Swings radio show in the early 60s, and finally presented here to the public on CD! The tracks all feature Buddy's early 60s quintet with Al Viola on guitar and Jack Wilson on piano – and Buddy himself is very strongly the lead soloist in the set, stepping away from some of the more tightly arranged modes of his albums of the 50s, and hitting some wonderfully spontaneous moments on flute, clarinet, tenor, and alto sax. Wilson's piano is as lovely and lyrical as on his best albums as a leader from the time, and provides perfect accompaniment to Kral on the album's vocal tracks – which comprised 6 of the CD's total 14 numbers. Kral tunes include "The Meaning Of The Blues", "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most", "Detour Ahead", and "It's A Wonderful World" – and instrumental tunes include "A Taste Of Fresh Air", "Hunt & Peck", "Emaline's Theme", "Road Trip", and "Soft Touch". CD
Chico Hamilton —
Transfusion ... CD Studio West, 1962. New Copy ....
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Killer work from Chico Hamilton – and a key batch of sides recorded between his 50s quintet sessions for Pacific Jazz and his later modal magic at Impulse! The work here was originally done for the Navy Swings series of radio shows – and features a Chico with the group that included Charles Lloyd on flute, tenor, and alto sax, Gabor Szabo on guitar, George Bohannon on trombone, and Albert Stinson on bass. The lack of piano and presence of trombone makes for a really unique feel to the group – one that's almost got extra bass at moments, thanks to the work of Bohannon – and which allows for some especially creative flourishes from Lloyd on sax – clearly opening up here, even at an early date. Tracks are short, but extremely creative throughout – and the 16 track set is filled with great originals by Lloyd that include "Vulture", "A Rose For Booker", "Transfusion", "Tales", "CL Blues", "One For Joan", "Homeward", and "Sun Yen Sen". CD