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

Lady Soul

CD (Item 640457) Atco (Japan), 1962/1963 — Condition: New Copy
Out Of Stock

CD


5.00 5

One of the few albums ever issued by female alto player Vi Redd – a really unique artist, and a greatly overlooked talent from the time! Vi's got a wonderfully warm approach – and she often sings in addition to playing alto sax – with this vocal style that's really great, and completely charming! There's a slight rasp to both Vi's horn and her voice – which gives the record a soulful presence that's undeniable – and that kind of unique feel that we might link with Trudy Pitts – not because the pair share an instrument, but because as female players, perhaps they were a bit more able to break free from the usual constraints. The track list includes a lot of lesser known tracks like "Yours", "This Love of Mine", and "Your Love is Like the Wind" – plus a Redd original, "Lady Soul".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
This Is Our Music
Atlantic (Japan), 1960. New Copy
A landmark in modern jazz – from the stark stares of the band on the cover, to the starkly haunting music in the grooves! The record makes a bold statement right from the outset – and more than lives up to its promise in the sound within – an amazing approach to modern jazz that's ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Last Concert Vol 1
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Surprises
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A record that's full of many surprises – one of which is the sweet lead vocals of Cissy Houston! Houston works here in a style that merges nicely with the jazzy currents of Herbie Mann – at a level that's different than other soul/fusion sets of the time – like work on CTI or ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Forecast
Kudu/King (Japan), 1973. New Copy
One of the most successful albums ever from guitarist Eric Gale – a laidback understated player whose mellow sound had a tremendous influence on mainstream jazz funk in the 70s! The album takes off from the late 60s CTI and Verve sessions by Wes Montgomery – and features Gale riffing ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Terry Pollard
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy
One of the few female pianists in 50s jazz – the great Terry Pollard, a player who's usually associated with the Detroit scene, but who works here in a hip west coast setting for Bethlehem Records! The date's got Terry's strong piano in a quintet – with Don Fagerquist on trumpet and ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wigville
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy
Pure genius from Russ Garcia – one of our favorite arrangers of the 50s, and one of the few who could be modern, swinging, and surprisingly soulful at the same time! The set features Garcia's Wigville Band – a mid 50s ensemble that featured the leading lights of the west coast scene, ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy
The album definitely lives up to the title, and features the mighty Jack Teagarden in a number of small group settings – all with a straight ahead punch that gets away from some of the gimmicks of his other 50s sessions! Teagarden's trombone is still one of the sharpest instruments of his ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy
Sweet flute work from the great Sam Most – a player who really shone brightly during his 50s recordings for Bethlehem Records – of which this is one of the best! Sam's got a mean, lean quality to his solos – a mode that rivals that of Frank Wess on the instrument at the time, and ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy
Forget the hokey kangaroo picture on the cover, because the record's a mighty sweet set of 50s modern jazz – played by some key musicians from Australian who were working in the US at the time! The record's got a style that's somewhere between the hippest sessions of LA and Sweden at the ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Australian Jazz Quartet
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy
A very cool quartet with a very unusual sound – one that mixes up reeds, piano, and vibes with a very fresh approach – one that's partly west coast cool, and partly east coast modern! Key players in the group include Bryce Rhode on piano and Errol Buddle on bassoon – both ... CD
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Whispers
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1966. New Copy
Wonderful Chicago soul from Jackie Wilson – one of the classic Brunswick albums he recorded in the Windy City – with stunning production by Carl Davis and arrangements by Sonny Sanders! The album's a perfect showcase for Wilson's incredible vocals – soaring out to new heights in ... CD
 



Top