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Up Above The Rock

LP (Item 4912) Cadet, 1968 — Condition: Used
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One of the hardest, heaviest albums that Ray Bryant ever cut – even on the ballads – a monster little record that grabs you from the very first note! Ray did the arrangements for this one himself – working with his core trio that featured Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums, and adding in a twin-trumpet frontline that cooks the groove over the top with a really righteous sound! The rhythms are complicated, yet really funky – and the album's almost worth it alone for the title track "Up Above The Rock", which will forever be remembered for its monster break! The whole thing's great, though – and Ray follows up the leadoff cooker with other great tunes that include "Dag Nab It", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Five Six & Seven", "Little Green Apples", "I Say A Little Prayer", "After Hours", and "Where The Wind Blows". (Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has moderate wear, some seam splitting, some staining along the top, some stains on the back, and a drill hole through the center. Label has a drill hole.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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