Artist: Phil Upchurch | Label: Audio Clarity 035 | Format: LP | Genre: Jazz | Album Condition: New | Cover Condition: Sealed
Audio Clarity 035 - Import pressing
Phil Upchurch was a celebrated, in-demand sideman in R&B, blues, and jazz before he recorded Feeling Blue, his 1967 Milestone debut as a leader. He'd already worked with everyone from Jimmy Reed and Curis Mayfield to John Lee Hooker and B.B. King, and would go on to accompany many more and release a string of killer solo albums. There is more than the seed of genius at work on Feeling Blue. These ten cuts were recorded over two days in September and October with two different ensembles. Half the record is a collection of soul-jazz tunes played by an octet that included bassist Chuck Rainey, drummer Pretty Purdie, and Sun Ra's John Gilmore among the reed players, while the other placed him in the context of a quintet whose section included pianist Wynton Kelly, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Richard Davis, and percussionist Montego Joe.
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