Legends Of Acid Jazz

Bernard Purdie

Legends Of Acid Jazz PRCD 24176 2
  • CAT # PRCD-24176-25

    1. Cold Sweat 5:40
    2. Montego Bay 5:44
    3. Purdie Good 6:32
    4. Wasteland 6:10
    5. Everybody's Talkin' 5:19
    6. You Turn Me On 6:25
    7. Theme From Shaft 5:54
    8. Way Back Home 5:30
    9. Attica 4:16
    10. Changes 4:56
    11. Summer Melody 6:28
    12. Butterfingers 4:14

Much of what is today known as acid jazz is defined to a great degree by the wondrously syncopated soul grooves drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie contributed to sessions during the late Sixties and early Seventies by such artists as Gene Ammons, Hank Crawford, Herbie Hancock, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Les McCann, David "Fathead" Newman, Shirley Scott, Jimmy Smith, and Johnny "Hammond" Smith. Somehow in his busy schedule of two to four sessions a day, Purdie found time to lead his own band, which recorded these two albums in 1971. The drummer gives plenty of solo space to his sidemen on these incisive originals and covers of R&B and jazz tunes, but, as usual, he's in complete control throughout--and loving every minute of it.

with Willy Bridges, Charlie Brown, Neal Creque, Warren Daniels, Lloyd Davis, Ted Dunbar, Gordon Edwards, Tippy Larkin, Danny Moore, Billy Nichols, Houston Person, Norman Pride, Gerry Thomas, Harold Wheeler

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