Friday, 28 August 2009

Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr. ”Togethering”

Kenny Burrell & Grover Washington, Jr.

Togethering
( Blue Note Records, 1984 )
Catalog # B2-46093 & 7460932

Tracklisting:
1 Soulero (4:34)
2 Sails Of Your Soul (5:21)
3 Daydream (4:55)
4 A Beautiful Friendship (4:46)
5 Togethering (4:35)
6 Romance Dance (3:26)
7 Asphalt Canyon Blues (6:18)
8 What Am I Here For? (4:44)

Personnel & Credits:
Acoustic & Electric Guitar – Kenny Burrell
Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Jack DeJohnette
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Producer – Grover Washington, Jr. , Helen Keane , Kenny Burrell
Soprano & Tenor Sax – Grover Washington, Jr.

Notes:
Recorded at Mastermind Studios, New York City, April 5, 6 & 23, 1984.
Recording and remix engineers: Frank Laico & Neal Ceppos.
Mastering: George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC.
Country:US
Released:1984

Review:
This record matches together guitarist Kenny Burrell with the popular saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., in a quintet also including bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette and percussionist Ralph Macdonald. The settings gives Washington a rare chance to play strictly straightahead jazz but unfortunately he mostly sticks to his comparatively lightweight soprano instead of playing his gutsier tenor. The music is therefore merely pleasing rather than really being all that historic. Highpoints include “A Beautiful Friendship” and “What Am I Here For.”
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

Courtesy of Soultrane

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