Legends Of Acid Jazz: Rusty Bryant, Vol. 1

Rusty Bryant

Legends Of Acid Jazz Rusty Bryant Vol 1
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    1. Cootie Boogaloo 5:52
    2. Funky Mama 5:50
    3. Funky Rabbits 5:35
    4. Night Train 6:39
    5. With These Hands 4:22
    6. Home Fries 5:54
    7. Cold Duck Time 6:14
    8. The Ballad Of Oren Bliss 5:55
    9. Lou-Lou 8:12
    10. Soul Liberation 11:35
    11. Freeze-Dried Soul 7:30

Acid jazz, as we know it today, was in large part the creation of Bob Porter. The producer's primary contribution to the genre was in hiring two of the funkiest drummers on the planet–Bernard "Pretty" Purdie and Idris Muhammad–to lay down fatback R&B grooves on jazz dates at Prestige Records. Porter also brought veteran alto and tenor man Rusty Bryant to the label and proceeded to update the West Virginia-born, Ohio-based saxophonist's big, old-school sound via classes at the new soul-jazz academy. Purdie and Muhammad both contribute to these sessions, as do such other acid-jazz heroes as Boogaloo Joe Jones, Melvin Sparks, and Charles Earland, helping Bryant to achieve a soulful A+ throughout.

Cootie Boogaloo, Funky Mama, Funky Rabbits, Night Train, With These Hands, Home Fries, Cold Duck Time, The Ballad of Oren Bliss, Lou-Lou, Soul Liberation, Freeze-Dried Soul

with Jimmy Carter, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Eddie Mathias, Bernard Purdie, Virgil Jones, Charles Earland, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad

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