Get Ready

Get Ready

by Carl Allen


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Get Ready

Drummer Carl Allen and bassist Rodney Whitaker make a solid team co-leading this studio date that blends enticing originals with imaginative treatments of two Motown hits. With pianist Cyrus Chestnut, alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, and guitarist Rodney Jones, the band delivers a sauntering, soulful take of Smokey Robinson's "Get Ready," while the brisk romp through Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" features superb solos all around, with both pieces arranged by Diego Rivera. Allen's breezy "Alternate Thoughts" showcases Wilson's exuberant soprano sax and Chestnut's buoyant piano, along with Jones' tasty acoustic guitar solo. Whitaker's "Summer (The Sweet Goodbye)" opens deceptively with a melancholy air before transforming into a driving post-bop setting. Organist Dorsey Robinson is added for two numbers, highlighted by a spirited take of the contemporary gospel hit "We Fall Down."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2007
Label: Mack Avenue
UPC: 0673203103429
catalogNumber: 1034
Rank: 190641

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carl Allen   Primary Artist,Drums
Rodney Jones   Guitar
Steve Wilson   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Cyrus Chestnut   Organ,Piano
Dorsey Robinson   Organ
Rodney Whitaker   Bass,Upright Bass
Dorsey 'Rob' Robinson   Organ

Technical Credits

Carl Allen   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
James Farber   Engineer
Pryor   Producer,Audio Production
Rodney Whitaker   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes
Maria Ehrenreich   Producer,Direction,Creative Services Coordinator
Tony Sutherland   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
Will Wakefield   Management
Diego Rivera   Arranger
Lynn Gruenewald   Arranger

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