Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
1966. Something Personal Vol. II
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 08/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Another phenomenal album by a fantastic team, Jack Wilson (piano) and Roy Ayers (vibes), plus in this case, Monk Montgomery (bass) and Warner Barlow (drums). I called this review "Something Personal VOL II" because this is exactly what you will hear inside "Ramblin'". The second part of that incredible album by Jack Wilson (see my review). The same fantastic collaboration that made "Something Personal" the masterpiece it was is here too and the year is the same, 1966. Yes. These two albums have been recorded just months one from the other and you can hear that the telepathy is the same, the intention is the same and the magic is totally here too as it was in "Something Personal". Something personal was more about original material by Jack Wilson; here you will find standards instead but this fact don't make this one a minor album. It's on the same phenomenal level. There's a reharmonization in four parts of the Sandpiper which is masterpiece, something that your jazz collection absolutly needs to include! Ramblin is a minor pedal with an intriguiging rhythmn part. Stolen moments is the splendid minor blues by Oliver Nelson, Kilo an hard bop speeder, Impressions the Coltrane line over Miles Davis' "So what" is taken uptempo, Sandpiper is by Johnny Mandel, and Sidewinder the last tune is by Lee Morgan. I swear, this album will make the owner of "Something Personal" happy again. Buy "Ramblin'" my friends. Buy this one. 5 stars absolutly!!!!"