Carl Allen Get Ready

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Mack Avenue

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - p.71
3 stars out of 5 -- "A personal integration of influences transforms the material, especially the covers, keeping the music fresh....A well-played set with plenty of feeling."
JazzTimes - p.90
"Whitaker's bass playing and walking style sound impressive throughout....Allen's 'Now Silence' ends the album in Monk's mood..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Shea's Walk, La
  • Buy for $0.992.Get Ready
  • Buy for $0.993.Inner City Blues
  • Buy for $0.994.Desperate Desire
  • Buy for $0.995.Alternative Thoughts
  • Buy for $0.996.Summer (The Sweet Goodbye)
  • Buy for $0.997.Preference of Conviction
  • Buy for $0.998.A Heart Enflamed Soul Enchanted
  • Buy for $0.999.We Fall Down
  • Buy for $0.9910.Now Silence

Product Description:

Personnel: Carl Allen (drums); Carl Allen (drum); Dorsey 'Rob' Robinson, Dorsey Robinson (organ); Rodney Whitaker (upright bass); Rodney Jones (guitar); Steve Wilson (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Cyrus Chestnut (piano, organ).
Liner Note Author: Bill Milkowski.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Cybelle Codish.
Arrangers: Lynn Gruenewald; Diego Rivera .
Drummer Carl Allen and bassist Rodney Whitaker make a solid team co-leading this studio date that blends enticing originals with imaginative treatments of two Motown hits. With pianist Cyrus Chestnut, alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, and guitarist Rodney Jones, the band delivers a sauntering, soulful take of Smokey Robinson's "Get Ready," while the brisk romp through Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" features superb solos all around, with both pieces arranged by Diego Rivera. Allen's breezy "Alternate Thoughts" showcases Wilson's exuberant soprano sax and Chestnut's buoyant piano, along with Jones' tasty acoustic guitar solo. Whitaker's "Summer (The Sweet Goodbye)" opens deceptively with a melancholy air before transforming into a driving post-bop setting. Organist Dorsey Robinson is added for two numbers, highlighted by a spirited take of the contemporary gospel hit "We Fall Down." ~ Ken Dryden

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  • UPC: 673203103429
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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