Friday, November 10, 2006

Charles Earland - Black Talk! (Prestige 1969)


Blogger low said...

This recording of a Prestige date is one of the few successful examples of jazz musicians from the late '60s taking a few rock and pop songs and turning them into creative jazz. Organist Charles Earland and his sextet, which includes trumpeter Virgil Jones, Houston Person, on tenor and guitarist Melvin Sparks, perform a variation of "Eleanor Rigby" titled "Black Talk," two originals, a surprisingly effective rendition of "Aquarius," and a classic rendition of "More Today Than Yesterday." Fans of organ combos are advised to pick up this interesting set.

11/10/2006 6:04 PM  
Blogger Slidewell said...

thanks again, low!

Anybody looking to dip their toe into B3 soul jazz would do just fine starting with this fine slab of infectious grooves and fine playing. Big props go out for turning such a chunk of pop-cheese as "More Today Than Yesterday" into such a satisfying head-bopping groover.

11/16/2006 11:30 AM  
Blogger low said...

1. Black Talk
2. The Mighty Burner
3. Here Comes Charlie
4. Aquarius
5. More Today Than Yesterday

11/21/2006 9:26 PM  

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