Down Home Blues

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Having shared some gospel space on parts of Gene Harris' In His Hands, Harris and Brother Jack McDuff take the next step and move heavily into the blues on this one, assisted by Ron Eschete on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass, and savvy veteran Paul Humphrey on drums. Harris clearly has the edge on vitality on these sessions; while he can still build up the blues rhetoric to a convincingly shouting climax, McDuff frankly sounds tired and out of gas on "J&G Blues" and several other numbers. Quite often, though, it is Eschete who comes up with the tastiest solos on this disc, and Gene's daughter Niki and Curtis Stigers help out on soul vocals on several tracks. There ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Having shared some gospel space on parts of Gene Harris' In His Hands, Harris and Brother Jack McDuff take the next step and move heavily into the blues on this one, assisted by Ron Eschete on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass, and savvy veteran Paul Humphrey on drums. Harris clearly has the edge on vitality on these sessions; while he can still build up the blues rhetoric to a convincingly shouting climax, McDuff frankly sounds tired and out of gas on "J&G Blues" and several other numbers. Quite often, though, it is Eschete who comes up with the tastiest solos on this disc, and Gene's daughter Niki and Curtis Stigers help out on soul vocals on several tracks. There are also a couple of non-blues standards, "Time After Time" and "You Don't Know What Love Is"; McDuff's mellow, Leslie-treated Hammond B-3 lead on the latter tune is his most soulful contribution on the album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/1997
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431478522
  • Catalog Number: 4785
  • Sales rank: 67,792

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Harris Primary Artist, Piano
Ron Eschete Guitar
Luther Hughes Bass
Paul Humphrey Drums
Curtis Stigers Vocals
Jack McDuff Hammond Organ, Track Performer
Niki Harris Vocals
Technical Credits
Benny Goodman Composer
George Jackson Composer
John Burk Producer
Phil Edwards Engineer
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes
Glen Barros Executive Producer
Darren Wong Art Direction
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
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