Midnight Creeper (Tone Poet): Vinyl LP4526225
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Label: Blue Note
Release Date: 5th January
A pure 60s jazzer this one, lead by saxophonist Lou but it's Lonnie Smith's hammond grooves that are stealing the show. George Benson on Guitar, Idris Muhammad laying the funk on drums and Blue Mitchell on trumpet - an incredible jazz soul ensemble.
Midnight Creeper was the third in a series of stellar soul jazz outings saxophonist Lou Donaldson made for Blue Note in the late-1960s with key players including Hammond B3 organ virtuoso Lonnie Smith, young guitar star George Benson, funky drummer Idris Muhammad, and the bluesy trumpeter Blue Mitchell. This stereo Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, and packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket.
Midnight Creeper (Side A)
Love Power (Side A)
Elizabeth (Side A)
Bag Of Jewels (Side B)
Dapper Dan (Side B)