Clay James A Double Dose of Soul
- Released: April 21, 2000
- Label: JVC Japan
Down Beat - 6/92, p.443.5 Stars - Good Plus - "...good form throughout..."
- 1.New Delhi (Take 6)
- 2.I Remember You
- 3.Come Rain or Come Shine
- 6.Linda Serene
- 7.Lost Tears
- 8.New Delhi (Take 5)
- 9.Come Rain or Come Shine
Personnel: James Clay (tenor saxophone, flute); Nat Adderley (cornet); Victor Feldman (vibraphone); Gene Harris (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Louis Hayes (drums).
Recorded in Los Angeles, California on October 11, 1960. Originally released on Riverside (349).
Digital remastering by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
French male vocalist Andre Claveau's DOUBLE DOSE OF SOUL includes a version of "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Linda Serene."
Japanese edition is packaged in a replica LP sleeve.
CD comes in Jpn LP Sleeve.
James Clay only led two record sessions before settling in obscurity in Texas, where he would not be rediscovered until the late '80s. Cannonball Adderley helped present him on Riverside in 1960, so it seemed fair that Clay utilized several of Adderley's sidemen on this session (cornetist Nat Adderley or vibraphonist Victor Feldman, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Louis Hayes) along with a young Gene Harris on piano. Clay splits his time between his lyrical flute and tough tenor, proving to be an excellent bop-based improviser. [The CD reissue adds two alternate takes to the original LP program, highlighted by Feldman's "New Delhi," "Come Rain or Come Shine," and Nat's blues "Pockets."] ~ Scott Yanow
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