CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

My Way

LP (Item 618152) Solid State, 1969 — Condition: Used
Gatefold
Out Of Stock

LP, Vinyl record album


4.70 5

A weird batch of groovy tracks from Diz – more of a pop soul jazz instrumental set than a straight jazz one, recorded in 1969 with arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, who conducts a group with Paul Griffin, Billy Butler, and Jerome Richardson. As usual, Dizzy rises to any occasion – and brings out some great work for the album, grooving in a number of different modes as the moods of the tracks change with the backing colors of the band. Titles include a medley of "Aquarius" and "Let The Sun Shine In", plus "Exotica", "Besame Mucho", "Magic Tree", "This Girl's In Love With You", and "Galveston". Not all great – but with some really nice moments! (Shrinkwrap has a large tear at the bottom. Cover has a cut corner.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


Close Enough For Jazz
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold
Strange title – but a great record! We can't figure out why they titled this one the way they did, especially because it's a very jazzy record, and one that features Johnny's trademark organ/vibes soul jazz style – which is always close enough to jazz for us! A few cuts have vocals by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Legwork
Solid State, 1969. Very Good Gatefold
Funky flute work from the great Jeremy Steig! The album's one of his best-ever – and it features the growling "Howling For Judy", a non-stop modal flute number that's been sampled to great fame by the Beastie Boys, and which you'll recognize immediately from the breathy rumbling ... LP, Vinyl record album
World Pacific, 1962. Very Good
Victor Feldman plays piano and vibes on this trio set of tracks from the score to the hit Broadway show. The sound is pretty straight, but the real highlight here is the great lost LA drummer Lawrence Marable, who is nice and free, and gets more room to move than in his usual soul jazz outings. ... LP, Vinyl record album
GO
Blue Note, 1962. Very Good
Seminal stuff – and one of Dexter Gordon's excellent Blue Note sessions with pianist Sonny Clark! Sonny's in fine fine form for the record, and in our opinion, he seems to be the most relaxed and inventive when accompanying Dexter Gordon – even over other Blue Note horn players, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jamalca
20th Century, 1974. Very Good
After Ahmad spent the 60s playing mellow acoustic piano, he turned into a great jazz artist on the Fender Rhodes – and this album is one of the best he ever made in that genre. The record has some great orchestrations by Richard Evans, and Ahmad's tone is very rich and full, with a great ... LP, Vinyl record album
Up At Minton's Vol 1
Blue Note, 1961. Very Good
An excellent early live set that has Stanley playing with a raw tone that you'd hardly recognize if you only know his later, sweeter records. The group's a lively soul jazz quintet, with Grant Green on guitar, playing the kind of hard single note solos that made his early recordings so great, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Million To One
DeLuxe, 1972. Very Good
Great pre-Columbia album by The Manhattans, featuring a stellar set of vocals that show the transition from their early Carnival sides to their modern Columbia ones. The group here are in a dope east coast Super Fly mode – like The Modulations, The Montclairs, or Soul Generation. There's ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



Top