THE SKIPPER by HENRY FRANKLIN

SKU118895
ArtistHENRY FRANKLIN
TitleTHE SKIPPER
LabelREAL GONE MUSIC
Catalog #RGM 1189 / 3A5780
Genre
ReleaseW 25 - 2021
FormatVinyl - USLP
 € 32,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Outbreak
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rgm_1189_3a5780_the_skipper/sf808054-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Plastic Creek Stomp
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rgm_1189_3a5780_the_skipper/sf808054-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Theme For JoJo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rgm_1189_3a5780_the_skipper/sf808054-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Beauty And The Electric Tub
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rgm_1189_3a5780_the_skipper/sf808054-01-02-01.mp3
  5. Little Miss Laurie
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rgm_1189_3a5780_the_skipper/sf808054-01-02-02.mp3
  6. The Skipper
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/r/rgm_1189_3a5780_the_skipper/sf808054-01-02-03.mp3

Description

For The Skipper, Franklin assembled a crack outfit that included a horn section of trumpeter/flugelhornist Oscar Brashear (Bobby Hutcherson, Ry Cooder, Donny Hathaway) and tenor & soprano sax man Charles Owens (Buddy Rich, Horace Tapscott, John Mayall) along with a Masekela bandmate in electric pianist Bill Henderson and ace drummer Michael Carvin (Pharoah Sanders, Lonnie Liston Smith, Freddie Hubbard).

This is such a unique, organic recording that it's hard to make comparisons; definitely a little fusion, a little '60s Blue Note feel, and the usual Black Jazz journey to the more lyrical, pop-inspired ('Little Miss Laurie') and funk-infused ('Plastic Creek Stomp') sides of jazz, but perhaps the best comparison is late-'60s Miles before he went electric. In any case, The Skipper is just a joy to listen to from start to finish, beautifully recorded by Black Jazz producer Gene Russell

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