Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Charles Kynard ”Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People)”

Charles Kynard

Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People)
( LP Prestige Records, 1970 )
Catalog # PR 10008

1. Zebra Walk (Kynard)
2. Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People) (Fritz)
3. Winter’s Child (Fritz)
4. Change Up (Kynard)
5. Something (Harrison)

Bass [Fender] – Jimmy Lewis
Drums – Bernard Purdie (tracks: B1) , Idris Muhammad
Guitar – Melvin Sparks
Organ, Electric Piano – Charles Kynard
Producer – Bob Porter
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Saxophone [Tenor] – Rusty Bryant
Trumpet – Virgil Jones

Date of Release: Dec 14, 1970

Kynard is joined by luminaries from Prestige’s soul-jazz stable — Rusty Bryant on tenor sax, Melvin Sparks on guitar, Jimmy Lewis on bass, Virgil Jones on trumpet and Idris Muhammad & Bernard Purdie on drums — for a solid album that occasionally catches fire. In particular, the eight-minute title track is not just a highlight of Kynard’s discography, but a stellar moment for soul-jazz in general. Sparks sets the pace on that number with superb James Brown-style rapid-strum choke guitar, Lewis lays down a “Get Ready”-style bass line, and everyone really cooks when it comes time to solo, including Kynard; he takes a while to make his presence known, but then unleashes passages with uncharacteristic unrestrained passion. The ten-minute cover of the Beatles’ “Something” does a lot more with the overdone standard than many people have, Kynard again shining with some imaginative and unexpectedly lengthy, exuberant soloing.
By Richie Unterberger (AMG)

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scroll the post's text and appoint the mouse on the same: the link appears, subtitled.
The low quality review clips normally are linked into the title of the LP, or near of it. Appoint the mouse to it for the download.

here on wa tu wa zui go on

”Wa-Tu-Wa-Zui (Beautiful People)”

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