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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.

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Reseña de Stewart Mason
A finales de 1961, el Twist estaba de moda, pero los consumidores ocasionales estaban probablemente un poco molestos cuando escuchaban el Hip Twist de Shirley Scott; es imposible imaginar a nadie girando hacia el alma esbelta de la canción del título de Stanley Turrentine, que probablemente era el punto. Es moderno, ¿entiendes? En realidad, Hip Twist es extremadamente moderno, con su glorioso saxo tenor influenciado por el bop, obra de Turrentine (el marido de Scott) y el trabajo de órgano Hammond inspirado en el evangelio de Scott, pero difícilmente vinculado a la iglesia. De hecho, Hip Twist es probablemente un mejor álbum que su compañero, Hip Soul; los originales de Turrentine componen más del álbum, y son infaliblemente grandes, con el acertadamente titulado "Violent Blues" mostrando un lado más agresivo de su estilo fluido habitual. El bajista George Tucker y el baterista Otis Finch sostienen el fondo sin llamar demasiado la atención, y honestamente, una sección rítmica más llamativa (digamos, Sam Jones y Philly Joe Jones) probablemente le daría a las canciones aún más de una patada en los pantalones. Sin embargo, Hip Twist, como casi todos los álbumes de Shirley Scott y Stanley Turrentine, es una joya subestimada. 





Tracks
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























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8 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.

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    1. check:

      http://egrojworld.blogspot.com.ar/search/label/Shirley%20Scott

      enjoy! ;)

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

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  3. Top album. Thank you and for the huge stack of records you post. Much appreciated.

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