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Funky Gene's
     

Funky Gene's

4.5 2
by Gene Harris Quartet
 
All of Gene Harris' recordings for the Concord label in the 1990s are easily recommended, and this one is no exception. The Harris quartet (with the fine guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Humphrey) digs into such material as "The Trouble With Hello

Overview

All of Gene Harris' recordings for the Concord label in the 1990s are easily recommended, and this one is no exception. The Harris quartet (with the fine guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Humphrey) digs into such material as "The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye," "Everything Happens to Me," "Nice 'n' Easy," "Bye Bye Blues," and Chuck Mangione's "Children of Sanchez," turning everything into a blues-oriented groove. Harris was always in his prime on piano (mixing together Oscar Peterson and the boogie-woogie greats with his own brand of soul) and this quartet was a perfect setting for him. Another fine effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/1994
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431460923
catalogNumber:
4609
Rank:
17072

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Harris Quartet   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Ron Eschete   Guitar
Gene Harris   Piano
Luther Hughes   Bass
Paul Humphrey   Drums

Technical Credits

Ron Eschete   Contributor
Gene Harris   Composer
Luther Hughes   Contributor
Ahmad Jamal   Composer
Chuck Mangione   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Paul Humphrey   Contributor
David Bennett   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Dave Grusin   Composer
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Frank Foster   Composer
Carl Jefferson   Producer
Chauncey Gray   Composer
Bert Lown   Composer
Lew Spence   Composer
Frederick Hamm   Composer
Carl E. Jefferson   Producer

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Funky Gene's 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Yada More than 1 year ago
Died much too soon. Get the whole library and enjoy! I got extra CD's for my daughters.
ShawnSorensen43 More than 1 year ago
The ultimate in positive, post-Fat Albert jazz, Funky Gene is eager to please. The playing of Harris is clear and confident and he has amazing volume control from note to note. Thematically, he's also not afraid to take songs, and segments within songs, in new directions. There's great thematic variety yet consistency of technique and skill with everything Harris plays. His three bandmates are very faithful and let him have most of the limelight, but it does mean they lack a bit in personality, and Harris doesn't take many rests. The album as a whole is like that fun co-worker who loves what he does. Funky Gene's is a step above.