Thursday, 3 September 2009

Richard “Groove” Holmes ”Spicy”

Richard “Groove” Holmes

( LP Prestige Records, 1967 )
Catalog # PR 7493

Never On Sunday
If I Had A Hammer
A Day In The Life Of A Fool
Work Song
When Lights Are Low
Old Folks

Richard “Groove” Holmes (org)
Gene Edwards, Ivan “Boogaloo Joe” Jones (g)
George Randall (d)
Richie “Pablo” Landrum (cga)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1966

Although this is dependable B-3 Hammond soul-jazz, some of the songs selected for this set, such as “If I Had a Hammer” and “Never on Sunday,” are inappropriate for soul-jazz translation. On the other hand, the adaptation of Luiz Bonfa’s “Manha de Carnaval” is good, and Nat Adderley’s “Work Song” is a classic that’s hard to mess up. Only one Holmes original, “Boo-D-Doo,” on a session aided by guitarists Gene Edwards and Boogaloo Joe Jones. The 1999 Prestige reissue of Spicy (issued as part of Prestige’s Legends of Acid Jazz series) adds the whole of a live 1966 LP, Living Soul, onto the same disc.

By Pier


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musician3 said...

Superb....Thank You

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