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Blowing the Blues Away

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Organist Charles Earland and his regular quintet of the time jam through three Horace Silver songs a high-powered "Blowing the Blues Away," "Strollin'," and "Quicksilver", Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance," Joe Sample's funky "Put It Where You Want It," the traditional gospel tune "This Is the Day," and a pair of R&B hits "Sweet Love" and "For the Love of You". Although the R&B numbers are less interesting, the powerful title cut and the solos throughout of Earland, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, and trumpeter James Rotondi, along with the support generated by guitarist Bob DeVos and drummer Greg Rockingham, make this a highly enjoyable date. Charles Earland shows...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Organist Charles Earland and his regular quintet of the time jam through three Horace Silver songs a high-powered "Blowing the Blues Away," "Strollin'," and "Quicksilver", Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance," Joe Sample's funky "Put It Where You Want It," the traditional gospel tune "This Is the Day," and a pair of R&B hits "Sweet Love" and "For the Love of You". Although the R&B numbers are less interesting, the powerful title cut and the solos throughout of Earland, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, and trumpeter James Rotondi, along with the support generated by guitarist Bob DeVos and drummer Greg Rockingham, make this a highly enjoyable date. Charles Earland shows once again why his title of "the Mighty Burner" perfectly fit his playing and his music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/15/1997
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375701024
  • Catalog Number: 757010
  • Sales rank: 119,483

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Earland Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Hammond Organ
Eric Alexander Tenor Saxophone
Bob DeVos Guitar
James Rotundi Trumpet
Technical Credits
Lionel Richie Composer
Charles Earland Arranger, Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Annalee Valencia Art Direction
Dave Helland Liner Notes
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