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Essence All Stars
     

Essence All Stars

by Essence All Stars
 
The Essence All-Stars, one of several notable ensembles gathered together by the Hip Bop label, pays tribute to the jazz organ tradition on this consistently groovin' CD. Organists Joey DeFrancesco and Lonnie Smith are heard on two songs apiece and jam cheerfully together on "Broadway." Altoist

Overview

The Essence All-Stars, one of several notable ensembles gathered together by the Hip Bop label, pays tribute to the jazz organ tradition on this consistently groovin' CD. Organists Joey DeFrancesco and Lonnie Smith are heard on two songs apiece and jam cheerfully together on "Broadway." Altoist Kenny Garrett (who has the most advanced solos) is on three selections, while Grover Washington Jr. is on two; they both appear on Tina Brooks' blues "True Blue." Guitarist Tony Purrone helps out on all five tracks, and drummer Idris Muhammad is on four, while producer Lenny White sits in on drums for Larry Young's "Luny Tune." But even with all of the personnel changes, the music is pretty consistent, emphasizing bluesy grooves and soulful solos. There is enough variety to keep listeners interested, and despite a certain amount of predictability, the performances are quite accessible and enjoyable.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/1996
Label:
Hip Bop Essence
UPC:
0738572801021
catalogNumber:
8010

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Performance Credits

Essence All Stars   Primary Artist
Joey DeFrancesco   Organ
Kenny Garrett   Alto Saxophone
Idris Muhammad   Drums
Tony Purrone   Guitar
Lonnie Smith   Organ
Grover Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Organic Grooves   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Larry Goldings   Liner Notes
Lenny White   Producer
Brad Delp   Composer
Alec Head   Engineer
Yusuf Gandhi   Executive Producer
Henri Woode   Composer
Milan Simich   Contributor,Creative Supervision
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer
Tom Scholz   Composer

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