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viernes, 22 de julio de 2016

Shirley Scott • Hip Twist

Review by Stewart Mason
By late 1961, the Twist was all the rage, but casual consumers were probably a little put out when they had a listen to Shirley Scott's Hip Twist; it's impossible to imagine anyone gyrating to the slinky soul of the Stanley Turrentine-penned title track, which was probably the point. It's hip, dig? Actually, Hip Twist is exceedingly hip, with its glorious bop-influenced tenor sax work by Turrentine (Scott's husband) and Scott's own gospel-inspired but hardly churchbound Hammond organ work. In fact, Hip Twist is probably a better album than its companion, Hip Soul; Turrentine's originals make up more of the album, and they're unfailingly great, with the aptly titled "Violent Blues" showing a more aggressive side to his usual fluid style. Bassist George Tucker and drummer Otis Finch hold down the bottom without drawing too much attention to themselves, and honestly, a flashier rhythm section (say, Sam Jones and Philly Joe Jones) probably would give the songs even more of a kick in the pants. However, Hip Twist, like nearly all of the Shirley Scott and Stanley Turrentine albums, is an underappreciated gem.

1. Ridin' and Runnin' [Turrentine]
2. At Last [Gordon, Warren]
3. Violent Blues [Scott]
4. The Very Thought of You [Noble]
5. All Tore Down [Edwards]
6. Hip Twist [Turrentine]
7. That's All [Haymes]

Stanley Turrentine (ts)
Shirley Scott (org)
George Tucker (b)
Otis Finch (d)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 17, 1961

4 comentarios:

  1. Thank You for Hip Twist - she has a lot of albums and I've only heard a small number of them but this is one of the better ones I've heard. Do you also happen to have Hip Soul?
    Thanks again.

    1. check:

      enjoy! ;)

  2. Thanks egroj, this looks like a good one too - I'll check it out.