Mapleshade
John Hicks

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BEST OF MAPLESHADE VOL. 3
Jazz Grooves

From the opening brass-and-conga invocation of A La Carte’s rousing version of the Lee Morgan classic “Sidewinder” to the closing drum-roll of Thurman Green’s “Struttin’ With Some Barbeque”, Best Of Mapleshade Vol.3 gives exactly what the title promises: fifty-seven minutes of infectious jazz grooves. And the sonics deliver the live, in-your-face excitement of these on-fire musicians. The tempos move from blazing to stomping to sultry, then back again. Styles range from bebop and big bands to latin jazz and even touches of fusion. But each track is anchored in an irresistibly rhythmic groove—and more walking bass lines than you can shake a stick at. I’ve included some of my very favorite cookers by Clifford Jordan, Hamiet Bluiett, Norris Turney, Jack Jeffers, and many more. If Jazz Grooves doesn’t get you foot tappin’ and your legs moving, better check your pulse. (#12932)

 

IF YOU ENJOY JAZZ GROOVES, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT:

TRACK LISTING:

1.

"Sidewinder" - Listen to Sample
by A la Carte Brass & Percussion (#02452)
2.

"Vodka On The Rocks" - Listen to Sample
by Big Joe Maher (#02352)
3.
"Sweet Emma"
by NY Classics Big Band (#03632)
4.

"Catfish Sammich" - Listen To Full Song
by C.I. Williams Quintet (#04532)
5.

"Hilltop Stomp" - Listen to Sample
by Andy McKee & NEXT (#04432)
6.

"Sir Phyllis Blues"
by Hamiet Bluiett Sextet (#02932)
7.

"Arapaho" - Listen to Sample
by Clifford Jordan Quartet (#56292)
8.

"Bonitablu"
by Bluiett's Barbeque Band (#04032)
9.

"Blues In B"
by Norris Turney Quartet (#02632)
10.

"Old Bo"
by Clifford Jordan Big Band (#03232)
11.

"Struttin' With Barbeque"
by Thurman Green Quintet (#06032)

LABEL:
Mapleshade Jazz

PRODUCTIONS NOTES:
Produced by Pierre Sprey and Eldon Baldwin
Engineered by Pierre Sprey
Digital Mastering by Paul Story, Barking Spider Audio
Art Direction and Photography by Eldon Baldwin