One of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". CD features the bonus track "Taurus In The Arena Of Life". CD
(Out of print.)
Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Paul Gonsalves —
Love Calls ... LP RCA, 1968. Near Mint- ...
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Sublime work from these two tenor giants – a record that has a lot more depth than you might expect from its initial promise of late night saxophone ballads! The approach is wonderful from both players – very distinct in their solos, and working with all these little twists and turns that are wonderful, and which really keep things interesting – even when the setting is a laidback batch of familiar songs. A youngRoland Hanna is in the combo on piano, and other players include Everett Barksdale on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, and Grate Tate on drums. Titles include "The Man With The Horn", "If I Ruled The World", "Don't Blame Me", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Vinyl is great – cover has a tiny bit of tape in one corner, but is great too.)