Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Somethin' Special

Somethin' Special is a laidback, funky classic which features Richard "Groove" Holmes trading licks with pianist Les McCann, saxophonist Clifford Scott and guitarist Joe Pass, who makes one of his first recorded appearances on this album. It's a fine, infectious album, highlighed by Holmes and McCann's stylish solo. Blue Note's 1997 CD reissue features two bonus cuts, including one that features saxophonist Ben Webster. - by Leo Stanley, AMG

One of the top jazz organists to emerge on the scene after Jimmy Smith’s initial success, Richard “Groove” Holmes (1931-1991) recorded a series of soul jazz sets for Prestige that helped set the direction for that label in the late 1960s.- from www2.concordmusicgroup.com

Artist: Richard "Groove" Holmes & Les McCann
Aébum: Somethin' Special
Year: 1962 (Pacific Jazz)
Label: Capitol (1997)
Runtime: 47:06

1.  Something Special (Les McCann) 9:12
2.  Black Groove (Les McCann) 5:46
3.  Me & Groove (Les McCann) 3:11
4.  Comin' Through the Apple (Les McCann) 5:17
5.  I Though I Knew You (Les McCann) 6:30
6.  Carma (Les McCann) 5:26
7.  Blow The Man Down (Traditional) 5:41
8.  Satin Doll (Duke Ellington/Johnny Mercer/Billy Strayhorn) 6:01

Richard "Groove" Holmes (Organ)
Clifford Scott (Alto and Tenor Saxophone) - 1-6
Les McCann (Piano) - 1-6,8
Joe Pass (Guitar) - 1-6
Ron Jefferson (Drums) - 1-6,8
Gene Edwards (Guitar) - 7
Leroy Henderson (Drums) - 7
Ben Webster (Tenor Saxophone) - 8
Lawrence Lofton (Trombone) - 8
George Freeman (Guitar) - 8


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