The Power Of Feeling (feat. Harold Vick)
Label: Jazz Room Records
Release Date: 18th March
Low key sax hero Harold Vick has played with the greats but lets focus on his time here under the pseudonym 'Sir Edward' where he stood out of the shadow to lead a white hot band to produce one of the funkiest jazz records we've heard in a while. It sits perfectly between being at points a soul hammond organ driver and straight up funk record but ultimately it's Harold's sax that steals the show providing grooves for days. Thanks Jazz Room for putting out this normally pricey record for us to all basque in its glory.
For those who dig: soulful jazz, jazz funk, mellow keys and sax jazz, pure grooves.
One of the great unsung saxophone hero's: Harold Vick worked as a sideman with Hammond Legends Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Big John Patton, and Larry Young. He played on and off with Walter Bishop, Jr. and also worked with Philly Joe Jones, Howard McGhee, Donald Byrd and Ray Charles and appeared with Dizzy Gillespie, King Curtis, and from 1970 to 1974 with Aretha Franklin. He played in Jack DeJohnette's jazz-rock band Compost from 1971 to 1973,recording with them in 1972 which is about the same time as this recording and that is probably the reason it is under the pseudonym of "Sir Edward". Add to that an absolutely top notch band, including bassist Wilbur "Bad" Bascomb, Jumma Santos on percussion and the mellow vibes of Omar Clay and this is a must have soulful jazz outing.
The music is a funky mix of some of the big Soul tunes of the day, with versions of Donny Hathaway and The Stylistics and a nod to the CTI stylings of the day with a get down version of "People Make The World Go Round".
With original copies now changing hands for 3 figure sums Jazz Room Records are pleased to present the first re-issue from Funky Drummer Bernard Purdies short lived Encounter Label.
Jazz Room Records. The Re-Issue label of the year!