An Atlantic Jazz slice of mostly '60s jazz-soul treats. Fittingly, the 11-track disc includes a side by one of the prime progenitors of soul, Ray Charles: He and MJQ vibraphonist, Milt Jackson, stretch out on the canonized "How Long Blues." Further expounding on the soul-jazz trajectory, the collection spotlights work by organist Shirley Scott (the Aretha Franklin hit "Think"), Les McCann and Eddie Harris (their classic Montreux Festival cut "Compared to What"), Yusef Lateef ("Russell and Elliot"), and Hank Crawford ("You're the One"). And there's even a bit of boogaloo-enhanced bossa, compliments of trumpeter Nat Adderley ("Jive Samba"). A nice introduction to the soul-jazz movement that superceded hard bop.
1. Think - Shirley Scott 2. Twist City - Matthew Gee, Johnny Griffin 3. How Long Blues - Ray Charles, Milt Jackson 4. Comin' Home Baby - Herbie Mann 5. Russell and Eliot - Yusef Lateef 6. Listen Here - Eddie Harris 7. With These Hands - Les McCann 8. Compared to What - Eddie Harris, Les McCann 9. You're the One - Hank Crawford 10. Jive Samba - Nat Adderley 11. Money in the Pocket - Joe Zawinul
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Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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