Friday, August 1, 2008

CD of the Day - "Joe Farrell: Hurricane Joe!"

CD of the Day
Joe Farrell: "Hurricane Joe!" (Hannibal) 2008
A power-quartet (Joe Farrell, Joe Beck, Steve Gadd and the underrated bassist Herb Bushler) brings down the house at the Jazzfest Berlin in 1973. Four extended killer takes on "Weathervane", "I Won't Be Back", "Great Gorge" and, as the encore, "Hurricane Jane". The 17-minute version of "Great Gorge" is one of the most ferocious jazz-rock performances ever (to the point that the excellent studio version seems an easy-listening track in comparison...)
When Farrell announces that he will play a song "from my latest CTI album", the audience screams... and go crazy with Gadd's superb solo.
Detail: the recording quality of this CD is amazingly good!

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