Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Just found - a musical genius!!
Joseph M. Welnack | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alan Rock a Orlando disc jockey introduced me to Illinois Jacquet one morning. After looking at the net I was suprised that this sax master has been so badly overlooked.
The cut that Alan played was "Soul Explosion". This set lasts a good 9 minutes and that in itself fully justifies the price of the CD. Accompanied by great musicians with outstanding arrangements. I am a fan of tenor sax and the B3 organ which was masterfully played by Milt Buckner. Wally Richardsons work on the guitar blended perfectly with Jacquets "old school" style. "Still King" which is a previously unissued arrangement is simply fantastic!!
The music world lost a genius and heaven gained another ax just last year (2004).
I give it 5 STARS!! This CD is a must have for the jazz novice who is looking to find the roots of soul music and the instrumental work that later showed up on the early MOTOWN label.
Normally I never plug any internet sales room, but Amazon has some excellent jazz. Their shipping department deserves kudo's
Milt Buckner's "After Hours"--a neglected classic
Geronimo | Half Moon Bay | 10/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I was learning to play R&B and jazz guitar, the soul station in Jacksonville, Florida was WOBS. It was an AM station, that's how long ago. The theme song for their midnight show was Milt Buckner's "After Hours." It was the most effective mood-setting, funky, swinging tune I'd ever heard. I taught myself to play it on piano, which took awhile, because I could only hear it once a day.
That tune, and the tenor sax / guitar ensemble, pointed the way forward to all the great stuff performed by the organists who came along in the mid-sixties and later. OK, part of my 5-star rating is personal nostalgia. But I'll say this: if you listen to just two tunes--this tune, and to David Newman's introduction to Ray Charles' "The Night Time is the Right Time"--you will get a great picture of the soul jazz idiom, in a very short time."