Friday, 4 September 2009

Groove Holmes & Jimmy McGriff ”Supa Cookin”’

Groove Holmes & Jimmy McGriff

Supa Cookin”’
( Double LP Groove Merchant Records, 1974 )
Catalog # GM 4409

A1 Licks A’ Plenty (6:57)
A2 Out Of Nowhere (8:51)
A3 The Squirrel (5:19)
B1 Finger Lickin’ Good (6:17)
B2 How High The Moon (7:00)
B3 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (6:48)
C1 The Preacher’s Tune (11:05)
C2 Bean’s (6:47)
D1 Mozambique (15:52)
D2 Closing Theme (2:32)

Credits & Notes:
Producer – Sonny Lester
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1974
(From Giants Of The Organ Come Together /Giants Of The Organ In Concert)

A double-length set, with double-organ intensity — two killers from the team of Groove and Jimmy HolmesMcGriff! First up is Giants Of The Organ Come Together — and album that features long tunes that open up with the same sort of solo-heavy approach that you’d get on Holmes‘ Prestige albums of the 60s — very stretched out, in a way that offers the keyboardists no cover at all, and forces them to keep thinking on their feet to come up with great notes! Bernard Purdie plays some nicely tight drums on the set, and guitar is by George Freeman and O’Donel Levy — both of whom add some nice superdope touches to the set! A winner all the way through, with great solos — and titles that include “Licks A Plenty”, “The Squirrel”, and “Finger Lickin’ Good”. Next is material from the follow-up album — a live date titled Giants Of The Organ In Concert — recorded live in Boston in 1973, edited down a bit for its appearance here. The set features some of the most furiously funky live organ grooving you’ll find this side of Root Down — and a whole lot of super tight jazz jamming! The group’s got three guitarists, one of whom is the great O’Donel Levy, plus Mike Moss on drums and Kwasi Jayourba percussion. Most of the tracks are nice and long, with lots of solo space, and titles include opening funky monster “The Preacher’s Tune”, plus “Beans”, “Mozambique” and “Closing Theme”.
From Dusty Groove America.

By Pier


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musician3 said...

Excellent....Thank You

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