One of the best albums by this groovy piano/percussion combo who played a nice mix of bossa and soul jazz. The set has 2 nice originals with a deep groove – "Watusi Warrior" and "Sheryl Likes Bananas" – plus groovy covers of "Summertime", "Taste Of Honey", and "More". Nice stuff, and very cool mix of piano, bass, drums, and congas. LP, Vinyl record album
More groovy soul jazz piano, plus percussion, by the group who virtually invented the genre. As with their other albums on Decca, this one contains a few groovy covers of pop material – like "Amor", "Feelin' Good", and "Moon River" – plus some nice originals which use percussion and piano to very interesting effect. This album's originals include "Harambee" and "Lucky 28", both of which were written by Percy James, who plays congas and bongos on the album. LP, Vinyl record album
One of the earliest albums from the legendary QuartetteTresBien – the hip piano combo from the St Louis scene – one who were almost to that city's jazz world what Ramsey Lewis was to Chicago! Unlike other piano groups of the time, which were trios, the Quartette featured an additional percussionist in their lineup of piano, bass, and drums – and that added percussion really gives records like this a super-cool kick – a romping sort of rhythm that's totally great! Pianist Jeter Thompson's also one heck of a great writer – as you'll hear on the album's original "Kilimanjaro" – and percussionist Percy James really makes other tunes groove, including versions of "You Came A Long Way From St Louis", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "Secretly", "My Favorite Things", and "My One And Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains on back.)
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Very groovy stuff from this legendary soul jazz combo! The album features some of the group's best original material – like "Blues For The Congo", "Say April", and "Kubah" – all of which have a great mix of soulful piano, warm bass, and excellent added percussion. The group's somewhere in between the Ramsey Lewis trio and the Harold Johnson Sextet, and they've got a nice rolling style that always stays fresh! LP, Vinyl record album