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Roy MeriwetherNubian Lady (plus Roy Meriwether Live) ... LP
Nature Sounds, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
One of the funkiest albums ever cut by pianist Roy Meriwether – and a set that definitely lives up to the righteous promise of the title! The album's completely different than Roy's soul jazz sides in the 60s for bigger labels – in that the tracks are all quite long and spacious, and reflect a style that's a lot more spiritual than Meriwether had ever expressed before! The title track is a tremendous reading of Kenny Barron's "Nubian Lady" – presented here in a 20 minute version that's underpinned by some massively heavy drums from Billy Jackson – nicely breaking underneath the bad-rolling bass of Bill Conway and the funky piano of Roy himself! Roy also takes on Barron's wicked "Jungle Plum" – rolling the tune along at top speed, and really cooking things up in the process! The album's completed by a great mellow take on "Me & Mrs Jones" – but one that has Conway's bass rolling out these warm lines that still have a subtly funky undercurrent! Also features the bonus album Roy Meriwether Live – recorded the same night – with all the soul and funk that was missing from earlier albums! The setting is The Magic Carpet in Dayton, Ohio – and Roy's leading a trio that features Bill Conway on bass and Billy Jackson on drums. Side one features Roy's extended reading of the "Jesus Christ Superstar" score – done with some great funky touches on tracks like "Everything's All Right", "What's The Buzz", and "39 Lashes", all of which come off in a strong Three Sounds mode. Side two features a mellow reading of "Out Of This World", plus a harder-grooving rendition of Kenny Barron's "Jungle Plum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with bonus LP!)
 
 
 



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