From its opening bars, with Bill Salter's bass and Rahsaan's flute passionately playing Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine", you know this isn't an ordinary Kirk album (were any of them?). As the string section, electric piano, percussion, and Cornel Dupree's guitar slip in the back door, one can feel the deep soul groove Kirk is bringing to the jazz fore here.
Over the past decade there has been a small avalanche of previously unreleased live recordings by the late, great Tubby Hayes, arguably the UKs most accomplished post-war jazz instrumentalist and a figure already accorded - quite rightly - legendary status. This new LP is every bit the equal of the original album and, as previously stated, in parts the music even outstrips its predecessor.
MONO RECORDINGArguably one of the most exciting saxophone soloists in Jazz History,Kirk was a post-modernist bsfore that term even excisted. Kirk played the continum of Jazz tradition as instrument unto itself, he felt little compuction about mising ans matching elements from the music's history, and his concoctions usually seemed natural, if not inevitable.
Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, LondonThis jazz recording is considered as the 'magnum opus' of master "drummer extraordinaire'', composer, arranger, producer, and leader Norman Connor's in a career that has spanned 4 decades. This recording is what many will consider the debut of the legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater who has since gone on to a brilliant career.
MONO RECORDINGThe premier jazz vocal act of all time, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross revolutionized vocal music during the late '50s and early '60s by turning away from the increasingly crossover slant of the pop world to embrace the sheer musicianship inherent in vocal jazz.