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Charles McPhersonBebop Revisited! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1965. Used ... $6.99
Bebop is alive and well in this classic 60s set by McPherson – blowing hard here in a Bird-esque mode on alto, but also with some of the soulfulness of Jackie McLean during the 50s. The group features Carmell Jones on trumpet, Barry Harris on piano, Nelson Boyd on bass, and Al Heath on drums – and titles include "Variations On A Blues By Bird", "Wail", "Hot House", and "Nostalgia". CD
(Disc has call letters in marker.)

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Charles McPhersonJourney ... CD
Capri, 2015. Used ... $6.99
More of a collaborative effort than a solo journey by altoist Charles McPherson – as the saxophone legend works here with Denver pianist Chip Stephens, on a recording that may well be one of Charles' freshest in years! McPherson's always been a player to keep our ears on – great at the start, then evolving over the decades into a constantly changing, constantly growing artist – especially in the right setting. And the group here is definitely that setting – a quintet that also includes Keith Oxman on tenor, whose instrument seems to unlock some of McPherson's most tenor-like phrasing – that deeper than usual style that Charles brings to his instrument at the best moments, with a wonderfully expressive, soulful feel. Tunes include a lot of originals by members of the group – and titles include "The Decathexis From Youth", "Elena", "Manhattan Nocturne", "The Journey", "Tami's Tune", and "Bud Like". CD

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Charles McPhersonLive At The Five Spot (Quintet/Live plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Prestige/ZYX (Germany), 1966. Used ... $13.99
A great set of soul jazz from McPherson – recorded live, with a rolling groove that's in the Blue Note mode of the mid 60s – but even more open overall! The group's got a lot of hometown talent from McPherson's native Detroit – including Barry Harris on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Ray McKinney on bass – and the mighty Billy Higgins handles the drums, always with a lean and fluid groove that works well with the extended energy of the set! McPherson's horn is sometimes a bit overshadowed by Hillyer's trumpet on the head arrangements – but given how much we like Lonnie, that's hardly a bad thing – and Charles more than comes into his own on the solos! The album features a catchy original called "The Viper", plus the tracks "Suddenly", "Shaw Nuff", and "Never Let Me Go". The CD features the entire album Quintet/Live – plus 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks – "I Believe In You", "Epistrophy", and "Luminescence". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charles McPhersonSerenity/Have You Seen Her ... 7-inch
Mainstream, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonCharles McPherson ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charles McPherson in the 70s – really hitting a great groove for the new decade – and finding a way to set himself apart from the style of his earlier work! McPherson first rose as a sharp bopper, with an alto style that was in a Charlie Parker mode – but by the end of the 60s, he'd already started experimenting in a great way with color and tone – including mixing his instrument with guitar or electric elements, which he does beautifully here! The group features Charles Lynch and Gene Bertoncini on electric guitars – the latter of whom has an especially great tone that rings out and seems to wrap up the alto, then set Charles loose to soar on really great solos. Also great is trumpeter Lonnie Hilliard – heard on earlier McPherson albums, but maybe finding his strongest voice here – with this rough edge that makes his solos one of the real highlights of the record. Barry Harris plays piano, and Nico Bunik hits the keys too – and the rest of the group features Ron Carter on bass and Leroy Williams on drums. Titles include a nice slightly funky cover of "What's Going On", the spiritual "Serenity", plus "My Funny Valentine", Bird Feathers", and "Another Kind Of Blues". CD

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonCon Alma! ... CD
OJC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from this great Detroit alto player, and one that has a lot of beautiful lyrical passages that push McPherson way past his straight bebop roots. Barry Harris plays piano with a sweet mellow vibe, and Clifford Jordan lays down some of his usual sharp tenor solos that are packed with emotion. The title track is one of the best versions of "Con Alma" we've ever heard, and the record also has nice takes on "Eronel", "Chasing the Bird", and "Dexter Rides Again". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonFrom This Moment On ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully soulful set from Charles McPherson – and an overlooked gem from his early years at Prestige! The album's got Charles working with Cedar Walton on piano and Pat Martino on guitar – both of whom bring a fluid sense of soulfulness to the album, one that takes McPherson way past his boppish roots, into beautifully grooving, almost dancing territory. Rhythm is by Peck Morrison on bass and Lenny McBrowne on drums – and titles include "I Like The Way You Shake That Thing", "A Little Sugar Baby", "Once In A Lifetime", and "Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover hasmoderate wear & peeling due moisture.)

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonLive In Tokyo ... LP
Xanadu, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from reedman Charles McPherson – a player who was really coming back to basics in the mid 70s, but also finding a way to stretch out with a sound that was different than his initial albums of a decade before! Charles has moved way past the straight bop that first got him notice – yet he's also got this deft way of making changes that hardly denies that legacy at all, and instead turns to a newly fluid sense of expression that might well make McPherson one of the most soulful altoists of his generation – especially in the long legacy of great records that flowed from this period. The group features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums – and tracks are nice and long, with titles that include "Tokyo Blue", "East Of The Sun", "Desafinado", "Orient Express", and "Bouncing With Bud". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most distinct early dates from reedman Charles McPherson – a unique "with strings" session recorded as a tribute to Billie Holiday – and with a style that shows off sides of McPherson's playing that wouldn't show up on other records for years to come! The album's got a beautifully understated quality – hip, adult arrangements by Ernie Wilkins – neither in his Basie-esque style of the early years, nor in any sort of slavish relationship to the Billie Holiday recordings of the 40s and the 50s either – which makes for a mode that just lets Charles flow with this wonderfully soulful tone on his alto – almost in a way that points towards some of Stanley Turrentine's music to come in such a setting. The core group features piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section – and titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child" – but all shaped beautifully and personally by McPherson! CD
 
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Charles MingusComplete Candid Recordings Of Charles Mingus (3CD set) ... CD
Candid/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 3CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A complete collection Charles Mingus' classic recordings for the Candid label – far and away some of the best recordings he ever made, and some of the few studio sessions that really let him stretch out and do his thing! Players here are a firey lineup of young modernists that includes Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson, Charles McPherson, Booker Ervin, Paul Bley, Roy Eldridge, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Knepper, Jo Jones and Dannie Richmond – all working here with Mingus on really long tracks that burst out with raw emotion, intense energy, and some really searing solo work! 17 tracks spread out over 3CDs, with titles that include "Lock Em Up", "MDM", "Stormy Weather", "Folk Forms No 1", "Original Faubus Fables", "Bugs", "All The Things You Could Be If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother", "Mysterious Blues", "Melody From The Drums", "Vasserlean" and "Wrap Your troubles In Dreams" CD
(Out of print, numbered limited edition pressing. Includes original book, box and all 3CDs in their cases – besides a small amount of edge wear on the box, everything is in good shape!)

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Charles MingusMingus (Candid) ... LP
Candid, 1960. Very Good- ... $59.99
One of Charles Mingus' classic recordings for the Candid label – far and away some of the best recordings he ever made, and some of the few studio sessions that really let him stretch out and do his thing! Players here are a firey lineup of young modernists that includes Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson, Charles McPherson, and Booker Ervin – all working here with Mingus on really long tracks that burst out with raw emotion, intense energy, and some really searing solo work! Titles include "Lock Em Up", "MDM", and "Stormy Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & yellow label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging and half split spine.)

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Charles MingusMingus At Monterey ... LP
Jazz Workshop, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
A landmark recording from Mingus – and one of his best of the mid 60s! The album was recorded live at the Montery Jazz fest – and it features great work by Jaki Byard, Charles McPherson, John Handy, and Lou Blackburn. Mingus explores his increasing fascination with the work of Ellington on the extended Ellington Medley, which takes up most of the first record – and then he moves into two long fantastic originals, "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk" and "Meditations On Integrations. Both works represent some of his most sophisticated compositions – and the performances here are legendary. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black Charles Mingus inner labels with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusTown Hall Concert – My Favorite Quintet ... LP
Jazz Workshop/Fantasy, 1964. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Great live work by Mingus – recorded around the same vintage as his Town Hall Concert, or as some of his sublime European recordings from the 1964 tour. The group is late and hip – with Charles McPherson as the "saxophonist of tomorrow", plus Jaki Byard on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Dannie Richmond on drums. Includes a 20 minute reading of the track "So Long Eric", and a great medley that intertwines older standards with Mingus' "Old Portrait". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Fantasy pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusComplete Town Hall Concert ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary work – featuring Charles Mingus' great and chaotic Town Hall concert, one of those special events that achieved legendary status before it even started – not just because of the range of great musicians involved, but because the whole set was barely off the ground by the time it began! The set features a brilliant set of arrangements that Mingus barely copied and handed around before the show started – but that hardly stopped the music from being great, because everyone plays magnificently, especially Jerome Richardson and Charles McPherson, who was hitting a really great period here with Mingus. Tracks include "Epitaph", "Clark in the Dark", "Freedom", and "My Search". The CD also features the first full version of the concert – with many previously unissued tracks! CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusTown Hall Concert (United Artists) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A legendary work – featuring Charles Mingus' great and chaotic Town Hall concert, one of those special events that achieved legendary status before it even started – not just because of the range of great musicians involved, but because the whole set was barely off the ground by the time it began! The set features a brilliant set of arrangements that Mingus barely copied and handed around before the show started – but that hardly stopped the music from being great, because everyone plays magnificently, especially Jerome Richardson and Charles McPherson, who was hitting a really great period here with Mingus. Tracks include "Epitaph", "Clark in the Dark", "Freedom", and "My Search". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with sax player logo in the textured cover. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Charles MingusReincarnation Of A Love Bird (Candid) ... CD
Candid, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great counterpart to the two famous Charles Mingus albums for the Candid label – really a third "lost" Candid album, recorded at the time of those sets, but never issued until many years later! As with those great dates, the work here is filled with righteous anger, unbridled emotion, and some of the most passionate jazz work of the 20th Century – directed by Mingus with unfailing energy on the bass, and featuring solo work from players who include Charles McPherson, Lonnie Hillyer, Booker Ervin, Paul Bley, Eric Dolphy, and Jimmy Knepper. None of the tracks here appeared on the albums that were released by Candid – Presents Charles Mingus or Mingus – and they were all recorded on the November 11, 1960 date that yielded part of that second album. Titles include "Bugs", "Reincarnation of a Lovebird", "R&R", "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams", and a soulful take on "Body and Soul". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pat BowieFeelin' Good ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Fantastic work from singer Pat Bowie – and a session that also features some key solos from Charles McPherson as well! McPherson's alto isn't always heard on albums with vocals, but it does a great job here with Pat – sliding in nicely at just the right point, and giving the tunes a nice sort of edge underneath the lyrics. The rest of the group is great too – with Tommy Flanagan on piano, All Hall on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums – all accompanying Bowie with a relaxed, easygoing feel that's very much like catching the set in a hip small club. Titles include "Wonder Why", "Summertime", "Feeling Good", "Since I Fell For You", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Summertime", "Lonesome Road", and "You Don't Know What Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with Van Gelder stamp – very nice. Cover is great, but has a cut corner & a name in marker on the back.)

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Kenny DrewFor Sure! ... LP
Xanadu, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Kenny Drew recorded this session in 1978, with Charles McPherson on alto sax, Sam Noto on trumpet, Frank butler on drums, & Leroy Vinegar on bass. Songs include "Arrival", "Mariette", "For Sure", "Dark Beauty", and "Context". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barry HarrisComplete Live In Tokyo 1976 ... CD
Xanadu/Jazzlips (Spain), 1976. Used ... $14.99
A great live set from pianist Barry Harris – material recorded on the same date that gave us the excellent Live In Tokyo album from reedman Charles McPherson – but done in a very different way that shows that Barry's clearly the leader on these tracks! The rhythm duo is wonderful – the mighty Sam Jones on bass and Leroy Williams on drums – players who can crackle when Harris wants them to, yet also lay back and give Barry lots of spacious territory to work some incredibly deft, personal magic on the keys. The sound almost takes us back to the initial Harris recordings of the early 60s, but also has some of those colors that would flow even more freely in some of his sessions for the Japanese market – on titles that include "I'll Remember April", "Fukai Aijo", "A Soft Spot", "Round Midnight", and "Un Poco Loco". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie JeffersonThere I Go Again ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s/1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A really great overview of the career of Eddie Jefferson – one that begins with his first few vocal singles of the 50s, and follows him through album work for Riverside and Prestige in the 60s! Jefferson's contribution to jazz is tremendous – as he was one of the first to set lyrics to solos by famous players of the time, giving them deeper meaning with his own new lyrics and his warmly raspy vocal presentation of the material. Here, he's working with a top-shelf array of jazz players who really appreciate his work – including Seldon Powell, Clark Terry, Charles McPherson, Barry Harris, Johnny Griffin, and James Moody – the last of whom was a longtime friend and collaborator of Jefferson. Titles include "Soft & Furry", "Old Shoes", "Baby Girl", "Come Along With Me", "There I Go There I Go Again", "Filthy McNasty", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", "Now's The Time", "Things Are Getting Better", and "Disappointed". Great notes and session information too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby JonesLegacy Of Bobby Jones (aka Arrival Of Bobby Jones) ... LP
Muse, 1972. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An excellent debut from saxophonist Bobby Jones – an extremely talented player whose work was a big part of the Charles Mingus group in the early 70s – and an artist who works with a surprising sense of soul! The album's got Bobby in a really great lineup – with sensitive backing from Charles McPherson on alto sax, Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – and 2 tracks feature some added whimsicality from Bob Dorough, who plays electric piano, and Sue Evans, who plays an assortment of percussion. Bob plays on the groovy tunes "Stone Bossa" and "Keepin Up With The Joneses" – and other tracks include "Thanks To Trane", "Ballad For Two Sons", "As The Crow Flies", and "Blues For The Brown Buddha". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Don PattersonBoppin' & Burnin' ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1968. Used ... $5.99
A stone cooker from organist Don Patterson – and one of his best fuller group recordings for Prestige from the 60s! Patterson is best known for his work on the label with his trio that included guitarist Pat Martino and drummer Billy James – and while that unit is intact here, they're also augmented by Howard McGhee on trumpet and Charles McPherson on alto – for a rich, full sound that adds a bit of hardbop into Patterson's normally soul jazz focus. The tracks are all nice and long, and filled with a deeper set of colors and tunes than usual for Don. Titles include "Pisces Soul", "Island Fantasy", and "Donna Lee". CD

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Don PattersonFunk You! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good- ... $24.99
A very cooking set by this great 60s organist – and one that has him leading a 2-horn frontline that includes Sonny Stitt and Charles McPherson. Pat Martino's on guitar, and Patterson's longtime drummer Billy James plays with a nice free style. Lots of nice tracks – like "My Man String", "Funk In 3/4", "Ratio & Proportion", and "Little Angie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen on the back.)

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Red RodneyBird Lives ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Charlie Parker may live again in the title of this set – but given the strengths of the group, the album would be great even without a reference to Bird! The setting's a bop one, as you'd guess – but there's also a lot more going on here too, given that some of the tunes are longer and open – and almost show some of the maturation of all the players on the date – especially saxophonist Charles McPherson and pianist Barry Harris, both of whom got their start with boppish ideas, but who were really branching out by the time of this early 70s session. The quintet also features some excellent rhythm from Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who bring plenty of fresh ideas to the table – and Red Rodney's work on trumpet has lots of earthy notes that show a strong sense of personality too. Titles include "Big Foot", "I'll Remember April", "Donna Lee", "Chasing The Bird", "Round Midnight", and "52nd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo.)

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Red RodneyBird Lives (2nd cover) ... LP
Muse, 1973. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Charlie Parker may live again in the title of this set – but given the strengths of the group, the album would be great even without a reference to Bird! The setting's a bop one, as you'd guess – but there's also a lot more going on here too, given that some of the tunes are longer and open – and almost show some of the maturation of all the players on the date – especially saxophonist Charles McPherson and pianist Barry Harris, both of whom got their start with boppish ideas, but who were really branching out by the time of this early 70s session. The quintet also features some excellent rhythm from Sam Jones on bass and Roy Brooks on drums – both players who bring plenty of fresh ideas to the table – and Red Rodney's work on trumpet has lots of earthy notes that show a strong sense of personality too. Titles include "Big Foot", "I'll Remember April", "Donna Lee", "Chasing The Bird", "Round Midnight", and "52nd Street Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear & a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Jeannie Cheatham & Jimmy CheathamSweet Baby Blues ... CD
Concord, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweetly stepping session of bluesy jazz vocals from Jeannie Cheatham – outwardly a trad-oriented record, but done here with some nice light west coast touches that really capture the best of the Concord groove of the early 80s. There's a gentle swing to the tracks that reminds us of some of the Ernestine Anderson Concord work from the period, and Jeannie plays a bit of piano as well as sings – and is joined by Jimmy on bass trombone, Red Callender on bass and tuba, and Charles McPherson on alto sax. Titles include "Brand New Blues Blues", "I Got A Mind To Ramble", "Cherry Red", "Roll Em Pete", and "Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On". CD

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✨✧ Barry HarrisNewer Than New ... CD
Riverside/OJC, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent early session from Barry Harris – one of his rarest, and a group side that features playing by two young bright stars, fellow Detroiter Charles McPherson on alto, and the talented Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet! The session's got a lot of lyrical flourishes, but the horn players also give it a sharper bop edge at the best moments – and as Harris says in the notes, the album's designed largely as a showcase for them, so each player is given plenty of room to solo! There's a freshness here that more than meets the promise of the title – and tracks include the original tunes "Mucho Dinero", "Burgundy", "The Last One", and "Make Haste". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Barry HarrisNewer Than New (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Riverside (Japan), 1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent early session from Barry Harris – one of his rarest, and a group side that features playing by two young bright stars, fellow Detroiter Charles McPherson on alto, and the talented Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet! The session's got a lot of lyrical flourishes, but the horn players also give it a sharper bop edge at the best moments – and as Harris says in the notes, the album's designed largely as a showcase for them, so each player is given plenty of room to solo! There's a freshness here that more than meets the promise of the title – and tracks include the original tunes "Mucho Dinero", "Burgundy", "The Last One", and "Make Haste". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Sonny Stitt & Don PattersonLegends Of Acid Jazz – Funk You/Soul Electricity ... CD
Prestige, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 classic albums by the team of Don Patterson and Sonny Stitt – back to back on one CD! Funk You is a very cooking set by organist Patterson – and one that has him leading a 2-horn frontline that includes Sonny Stitt and Charles McPherson. Pat Martino's on guitar, and Patterson's longtime drummer Billy James plays with a nice free style. Lots of nice tracks – like "My Man String", "Funk In 3/4", "Ratio & Proportion", and "Little Angie". Soul Electricity is titled as such because the record has Sonny picking up the Varitone sax – which gives his solos a nice pinched electric sound, a bit like that of Eddie Harris at the time. Matched with that sound is the sound of Don Patterson's organ, which is backed up here by Billy Butler's guitar and Billy James' drums. Butler's just making his comeback here, and he's in fine form, with tight bouncy solos, and a good groove. Tracks include "All The Things You Are", "Candy", "Stella By Starlight", and "Lover Man". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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