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lunes, 9 de mayo de 2016

Freddie McCoy • Listen Here

Biography: by Steve Huey
Soul-jazz vibraphonist Freddie McCoy was never a hit with the critics, spending most of his time laying down coolly funky grooves and covering contemporary R&B and pop tunes (or doing original material in a similarly accessible vein).
However, his albums later became underground collector's items among acid jazz and rare-groove enthusiasts. McCoy started out with Johnny "Hammond" Smith in 1961, then signed with Prestige and cut his first album, Lonely Avenue, in 1963. Over the next five years, McCoy cut seven albums for the label, highlighted by 1965's Spider Man, 1967's Beans and Greens, and 1968's Listen Here. His groups usually featured pianist/organist Joanne Brackeen, in some of her first work after temporarily retiring to raise her family. McCoy later recorded for the small Buddah subsidiary Cobblestone, debuting with Gimme Some!, a circa-1971 jazz-funk session featuring some trippy electric piano work. However, the label was short-lived, and McCoy disappeared from jazz after its demise.

A1. Don't Tell Me That {Freddie McCoy} (4:51)
A2. Short Circuit {Freddie McCoy} (6:44)
A3. Love For Sale {Cole Porter} (5:25)
B1. Listen Here {Eddie Harris} (7:24)
B2. MacArthur Park {Jimmy Webb} (7:45)
B3. Stone Wall {Milt Jackson} (3:17)

Total Time: 35:27

Recorded 10th June, 1968 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Freddie McCoy - Vibraphone
Wilbur Buscomb, Edward Williams - Trumpet (#A1,B2)
Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston - Trombone (#A1,B2)
Gene Walker - Varitone (#A1,B2)
JoAnne Brackeen - Electric Piano (#A2-A3,B1,B3), Organ (#A1,B2)
Wally Richardson - Guitar (#A1,B2)
Raymond McKinney - Bass (#A2-B1,B3)
Jimmy Lewis - Electric Bass (#A1,B2)
Bernard Purdie - Drums (#A1,B2)
Al Dreares - Drums (#A2-B1,B3)
Montego Joe - Congas (#A1,B2)

Producer - Cal Lampley
Recording Engineer - Rudy van Gelder
Arranger, Conductor – Dave Blum
Cover Design - Don Schlitten
Cover Art - Jo Schwalbach
Sleeve Notes – Fred Nurdley

88 MB / mp3-320Kbps

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