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Sonny Phillips • I Concentrate On You

This is the second LP by organist Sonny Phillips on Muse Records from 1977. Phillips is heard playing a range of keyboard instruments, predominately the organ but at times and in particular on the album's title track he lays down some masterful piano work. He is joined by quite a stellar array players including Virgil Jones on trumpet, Eddie McFadden on guitar, Lawrence Killian on congas and percussion, Charlie Persip on drums, Mervin Bronson on bass and John Stubblefield on tenor saxophone. The tunes chosen for the album range from a number jazz standards and some more contemporary compositions; included are two of Phillips' own compositions. Phillips although considered a junior amongst his fellow organists clearly displays his own manner and style of playing, which in many ways cannot be aligned to any major influence. His ability to write and play piano sets him outside the core of the modern jazz organists that maintained popularity throughout the 60's and 70's. Overall the music comes across as very melodic and all players harmonize and interact seamlessly. This is enhanced by Houston Person as producer and the resulting tracks are captured by the masterful skills of Rudy Van Gelder as the engineer. Recommended.

A1. Free Like The Wind {Sonny Phillips} (6:28)
A2. The Greatest Love Of All {Michael Masser, Linda Creed} (2:53)
A3. Falling In Love With Love {Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers} (7:28)
B1. Hard Times {Paul Mitchell, George V. Johnson, Jr.} (7:02)
B2. Day By Day {Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn} (5:51)
B3. I Concentrate On You {Cole Porter} (5:06)

Sonny Phillips - Keyboards
Virgil Jones - Trumpet
John Stubblefield - Tenor Saxophone
Eddie McFadden - Guitar
Mervin Bronson - Bass
Charlie Persip - Drums
Lawrence Killian - Congas, Percussion

Producer - Houston Person
Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder
Liner Notes - Tony Outhwaite

Label: Muse Records
Catalog#: MR 5157
Released: 1978
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop, Soul-Jazz

Recorded 9th November, 1977 at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

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3 comentarios:

  1. Muchas gracias por Sonny Phillips, a quien apenas he notado hasta ahora. Como digno sucesor de Jimmy Smith, vale la pena tratar con su música. Para esta posibilidad, digo nuevamente: ¡Gracias!

    1. El presente disco es más "moderno", estos son más representativos del sonido de los sesentas y el soul-jazz: