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lunes, 6 de junio de 2016

Sam Price & The 'Rock' Band ‎with King Curtis & Mickey Baker • Rib Joint

Review by Scott Yanow
Sammy Price had such a flexible piano style that he could fit into swing, boogie-woogie, blues, R&B, and rock & roll settings without altering his approach. During 1956, 1957, and 1959, Price led a series of blues-oriented instrumental jams featuring some notable sidemen in his quintet/sextet, including at various times tenor saxophonist King Curtis, guitarists Mickey Baker, Kenny Burrell, and Al Casey, bassists Leonard Gaskin, Jimmy Lewis, and Al Lucas, drummers Bobby Donaldson and Panama Francis, and sometimes baritonist Heywood Henry. The music included on this two-volume set (the complete sessions) is fairly basic and blues-oriented, and often has an early rock & roll beat. The solos of Price and Curtis (in a couple of his better instrumental outings) make this perfectly conceived two-fer of strong interest to jazz listeners.

1. Rib Joint
2. After Hour Swing
3. Tishomingo
4. Back Room Rock
5. Rock My Soul
6. Juke Joint
7. Chicken Out
8. Gulley Stomp
9. Ain't No Strain
10. Jive Joint
11. Bar-B-Q Sauce
12. Rib Joint-1
13. Roll'em Sam
14. Sammy Sings The Blues
15. Kansas City Boogie Woogie Stomp
16. Levee
17. Wee Hours
18. Boogie Woogie Slop
19. Chicken Strut
20. Boogie Cha Cha
21. New Orleans Blues
22. The Saint's Boogie
23. Blue Drag
24. Honky Tonk Caboose
25. Pack Up And Boogie

Tr. 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 12: King Curtis (tenor sax), Sam Price (piano), Mickey Baker (guitar), Leonard Gaskin (bass), Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, October 17, November 21, 1956

Tr. 5, 7, 8, 10: King Curtis (tenor sax), Heywood Henry (baritone sax), Sam Price (piano), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Jimmy Lewis (bass), Bobby Donaldson (drums)
NYC, January 24, 1957

Tr. 13-25: Sam Price (piano, vocal - 14), Mickey Baker, Al Casey (guitar), Al Lucas (bass), Panama Francis (drums)
NYC, March 24, 1959

Total Time: 1:04:21

3 comentarios:

  1. i especially like the cover of bbq ribs as piano keys thanks

  2. not that this is related, but i just re-shared this concert i recorded of buster williams, julian preister, bennie maupin, george colligan and cindy blackman santana from a few yrs back,,,