One of the most soul-based records ever cut by vibist Billy Wooten
– a record that's even tighter and more focused than his work with The Wooden Glass or 19th Whole! The album's got Billy
and other vocalists singing along with his vibes and marimba – over the top of tightly vamping rhythms by the combo, served up with a breezy, jazzy approach that's totally great. There's plenty of warm changes in the rhythms – almost in the style of Bobby Hutcherson's work of the same time, but a fair bit more varied overall as well – thanks to some unusual material included by Wooten
in the set. Vocals are by Wooten
, Joy Smith, and Funda Cooper – and other instrumentation includes alto sax, flute, guitar, bass, drums, and plenty of percussion! Titles include "Summerlight", "Chicango (Chicago Land)", "Somebody's Calling My Name", "In This World", and "Dancing & Singing".
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and obi!)