Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
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Everything you want in music.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the most incredible mind blowing Music I have. It is the jewel of my collection. The one CD that I would never lend out. This is not just a King Curtis CD it is a Wynton Kelly and Nat Adderly CD also. It will Change Your idea of what music is all about. Everyone I have turned this music on to always asks "Who is this!?" Where can I pick it up? Just listen."
King Curtis: Texas soul jazz
Bomojaz | South Central PA, USA | 06/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD brings together two LP recordings, THE NEW SCENE OF KING CURTIS and SOUL MEETING, both done for Prestige in 1960. The front line remained the same (Curtis [ts], Nat Adderley [c], Wynton Kelly [p]), with the bass duties being shared by Paul Chambers and Sam Jones, and the drums by Oliver Jackson or Belton Evans. Curtis, the pride of Fort Worth, Texas, came up in various R&B settings, mainly for Atlantic Records (he was Aretha Franklin's bandleader at one time), but he was no slouch when it came to playing on the jazz scene. He loved the blues, of course, and half the sides on this CD are blues, most the way downhome variety. But the opening track, DA-DUH-DAH, a Curtis original, is not the blues, but an up-tempo ballad, with a very attractive and tension-filled three-note stop-time section that explodes into a 4/4 release - a fantastic piece. He plays two slow ballads, WILLOW WEEP FOR ME and ALL THE WAY, and plays with a heavy vibrato absent on all the other tunes, including the slow blues. SOUL MEETING, another Curtis original, is a 6/8 waltz - very attractive. Nat and Wynton are supportive and offer up fine solos, and the rhythm section is solid, no matter which one is playing. "Soul Jazz" hadn't quite come on the scene yet, but King Curtis was laying a foundation down for it, some of which you can hear in this package. Worth checking out!"