jueves, 20 de agosto de 2015

Charles Earland • Organomically Correct



Review by Al Campbell
Organomically Correct revisits selections from three of Charles Earland's late-'70s Muse recordings. While most fans of "The Mighty Burner" treasure his Prestige dates released earlier in the decade, his sessions for Muse contained as much gritty funk without the fusion-ish over-production Earland toyed with that marred recordings like Intensity. The musicians on these tracks are spectacular, including tenor saxophonists George Freeman, Frank Wess, or Houston Person; guitarist Jimmy Ponder or Melvin Sparks; and Grady Tate or Walter Perkins on drums. Of the 12 tracks, nine are Earland originals, alongside Wayne Shorter's "Infant Eyes" and the standards "Undecided" and "Old Folks." Fans of organ jazz or funk should check this out.

Charles Earland: organ; George Coleman, Houston Person, Mack Goldsbury: tenor sax; Frank Wess: flute and tenor sax; Bill Hardman: trumpet; Jimmy Ponder, Melvin Sparks: guitar; Walter Perkins, Bobby Durham, Grady Tate: drums; Ralph Dorsey, Lawrence Killian: percussion.


01. The Dozens
02. Red, Green & Black Blues
03. Undecided
04. Old Folks
05. A Prayer
06. Organic Blues
07. Three Blind Mice
08. We Are Not Alone
09. Blues for Rudy
10. The Thang
11. Infant Eyes
12. Is It Necessary




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