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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 light wear, a bit of sticker residue, a small center split on the bottom seam, and a name in marker on the back.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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