Listen Up

Listen Up

by Les McCann
     
 

Pianist/vocalist Les McCann's first recording since a major stroke in early 1995 found him a weakened player, utilizing a second keyboardist on most selections, but still a powerful singer. McCann and his Magic Band are augmented by a quite a few notable guests on this set, including pianist George Duke, guitarist See more details below

Overview

Pianist/vocalist Les McCann's first recording since a major stroke in early 1995 found him a weakened player, utilizing a second keyboardist on most selections, but still a powerful singer. McCann and his Magic Band are augmented by a quite a few notable guests on this set, including pianist George Duke, guitarist Dori Caymmi, organist Billy Preston, guitarist David T. Walker and tenorman Ernie Watts; steel drummer Andy Narell is featured on "Trinidad." Surprisingly, McCann only sings two numbers (a tender "When I Fall In Love" and "Listen Up"), and his role is fairly minor on the instrumentals, but there are some strong moments from each of the guests. Other highlights include "Someday We'll Meet Again," "A Little 3/4 For God & Co." (a McCann song from the early '60s), and "Bumpin'." Overall, this is a good mixture of jazz, a bit of funk, R&B and the blues.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
MUSIC MASTERS JAZZ
UPC:
0016126513928
catalogNumber:
65139

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Someday We'll Meet Again
  2. Bat Yam
  3. A Little 3/4 Time for God and Co.
  4. Bumpin'
  5. When I Fall in Love
  6. Trinidad
  7. Ruby Jubilation
  8. Nuzamba
  9. Listen Up!
  10. Forever Gone

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

McCann   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,fender rhodes
Billy Preston   Hammond Organ
Dori Caymmi   Acoustic Guitar
George Duke   Piano
Steve Erquiaga   Electric Guitar
Andy Narell   Percussion,Steel Drums
David T. Walker   Electric Guitar
Vince Denham   Alto Saxophone
Jeff Elliot   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Tony St. James   Drums
Ernie Watts   Saxophone
Nic tenBroek   Trombone,Baritone
Keith Anderson   Saxophone

Technical Credits

McCann   Arranger
Alan V. Abrahams   Arranger,Producer
Wally Traugott   Mastering
Dean Burt   Engineer
Nic tenBroek   Arranger,String Arrangements
Alan Abrahams   Producer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >