On the Soul Side

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
While other Les McCann albums have emphasized R&B or soul-jazz vocals, the singer/pianist does very little singing on this CD. Only on "Look to Your Heart" can McCann's vocals be heard. Except for "God Bless America" which contains a memorable vocal by Lou Rawls, all of the other tracks are jazz instrumentals. Joined by saxman Keith Anderson, trumpeter Jeff Elliott, bassist Abraham Laboriel, and drummer Tony St. James, a 58-year-old McCann makes jazz pianism his top priority on this album. It's a very lyrical and accessible sort of jazz pianism -- those who have spent a lot of time savoring Gene Harris' playing or getting into Joe Sample's Carmel should appreciate ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
While other Les McCann albums have emphasized R&B or soul-jazz vocals, the singer/pianist does very little singing on this CD. Only on "Look to Your Heart" can McCann's vocals be heard. Except for "God Bless America" which contains a memorable vocal by Lou Rawls, all of the other tracks are jazz instrumentals. Joined by saxman Keith Anderson, trumpeter Jeff Elliott, bassist Abraham Laboriel, and drummer Tony St. James, a 58-year-old McCann makes jazz pianism his top priority on this album. It's a very lyrical and accessible sort of jazz pianism -- those who have spent a lot of time savoring Gene Harris' playing or getting into Joe Sample's Carmel should appreciate McCann's melodic playing on "Back Rub," "Shabalala," and other originals. Sadly, On the Soul Side is the last studio album that McCann would record as a leader before suffering a major stroke in early 1995 -- one that weakened his piano playing without depriving him of his ability to sing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/1994
  • Label: MUSIC MASTERS JAZZ
  • UPC: 016126511221
  • Catalog Number: 65112

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shabalala (5:07)
  2. 2 Early Riser (8:40)
  3. 3 Back Rub (7:15)
  4. 4 Vu Jadé (The Feeling of Never Having Been There Before) (8:09)
  5. 5 New Blues (8:53)
  6. 6 Lift Every Voice and Sing/God Bless America (5:14)
  7. 7 Ignominy (3:51)
  8. 8 The Children (4:21)
  9. 9 Dippermouth (4:48)
  10. 10 Look to Your Heart (6:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les McCann Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Lou Rawls Vocals
Eddie Harris Saxophone
Jeff Elliott Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Tony St. James Drums
John Williams [double bass] Acoustic Bass
Keith Anderson Saxophone
Technical Credits
Alan V. Abrahams Producer
Dean Burt Engineer
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