Τρίτη, 14 Αυγούστου 2012

Freddy Robinson - The Coming Atlantis [1969]




This record was labeled funky jazz guitar and was arranged and conducted by Monk Higgins. Robinson was supported by King Errison on bongos & congo, Monk Higgins on organ, Paul Humphrey on drums and Joe Sample on piano .
 Robinson got his start as a blues musician backing Little Walter on the Chess label, before releasing some jazz albums on World Pacific. 
Before Six is an upbeat jazz tune with some congas and bongos as backing, but it sounds a little over orchestrated. Coming Atlantis is a strange mix between funky versus and a really light chorus. (I’m A) Fool For You is a Curtis Mayfield song and Robinson whips out the distortion and wah wah pedals to add some more funk to the mix. Black Fox has a bunch of strings at the beginning, but then gets down to a nice funky groove. Rita is a fast-paced soul-jazz song that builds a little tension at the beginning by slowing down, before the rest of the song takes off. Together a very nice listening experience.
 Not as downright funky as Grant Green, but much better than say George Benson or Charlie Byrd. 




                                                                Enjoy!

1 σχόλιο:

aliki είπε...

τι ωραιο που ειναι το oogum boogum!!
bravo