Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CD of the Day - "Frank Foster: The Loud Minority"

CD of the Day
Frank Foster: "The Loud Minority" (Mainstream/P-Vine) 1971/2007

It may not be considered (by purists or jazz snobs) his "masterpiece," but this is my personal favorite Frank Foster album as a leader.
A massive & funkyfied soul-jazz session featuring Stanley Clarke, Gene Perla, Elvin Jones, Airto Moreira, Harold Mabern, Jan Hammer, Dee Dee Bridgewater and her then-husband Cecil Bridgewater, Richard Pratt (who played on Lonnie Smith's "Mama Wailer"), Omar Clay (heard on Johnny Hammond's "Wild Horses Rock Steady") et al. Serious stuff.

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