Hot Tat

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Richard "Groove" Holmes had less than two years to live when he recorded Hot Tat, but the Hammond B-3 great gives little or no indication that his health was in decline on this enjoyable, though not essential, soul-jazz date. Much of the time Holmes is in a relaxed mood and generally favors what is essentially mood music, but mood music with integrity. Most of the players heard on 1988's Blues All Day Long are employed on this album, including tenor saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, guitarist Jimmy Ponder, and percussionist Ralph Dorsey. But this time, Holmes works with bassist Wilbur Bascomb instead of handling all of the bass work himself, and ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Richard "Groove" Holmes had less than two years to live when he recorded Hot Tat, but the Hammond B-3 great gives little or no indication that his health was in decline on this enjoyable, though not essential, soul-jazz date. Much of the time Holmes is in a relaxed mood and generally favors what is essentially mood music, but mood music with integrity. Most of the players heard on 1988's Blues All Day Long are employed on this album, including tenor saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, guitarist Jimmy Ponder, and percussionist Ralph Dorsey. But this time, Holmes works with bassist Wilbur Bascomb instead of handling all of the bass work himself, and employs Greg Bandy in place of Cecil Brooks III. Hot Tat will be of interest primarily to "Groove" Holmes' diehard fans; for more casual listeners, Blues All Day Long would be a better introduction to his Muse output.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/1994
  • Label: Muse Records
  • UPC: 016565539527
  • Catalog Number: 5395

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Renee (6:02)
  2. 2 Love Letters (4:17)
  3. 3 I Love Your Smile (9:55)
  4. 4 Hot Tat (7:36)
  5. 5 Polka Dots and Moonbeams (6:02)
  6. 6 I Gotta Go (6:08)
  7. 7 Second Time Around (6:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard "Groove" Holmes Primary Artist, Organ, Hammond Organ, Track Performer
Houston Person Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Ponder Guitar
Cecil Bridgewater Trumpet
Greg Bandy Drums
Ralph Dorsey Percussion, Conga
Wilbur Bascomb Jr. Bass
Technical Credits
Houston Person Producer
Cecil Bridgewater Composer
Larry Birnbaum Liner Notes
David Blake Engineer
Joe Brescio Engineer, Mastering
Edward Heyman Composer
Victor Young Composer
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