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Loop/New and Groovy
     

The Loop/New and Groovy

by Johnny Lytle
 
This is one of Johnny Lytle's more prized recordings, featuring a slew of classic compositions. The title track is a peppy, pop-flavored number that has a relaxing feel about it. Lytle displays his ability to pick and choose the notes which allows a song to blossom, like he does on the standard "The More I See You." Wynton Kelly, Miles

Overview

This is one of Johnny Lytle's more prized recordings, featuring a slew of classic compositions. The title track is a peppy, pop-flavored number that has a relaxing feel about it. Lytle displays his ability to pick and choose the notes which allows a song to blossom, like he does on the standard "The More I See You." Wynton Kelly, Miles Davis' former pianist, complements Lytle's every eloquent execution of the vibes, and percussionist Willie Rodriguez maintains that Cuban rhythm with his congas. In 1966, when this album was released, "The Man" was the featured release; with its street texture, this song is ideal for the likes of a James Bond flick. The constant cadence of this number is augmented by Lytle's masterful manipulation of his mallets tapping on the vibraphone. The vibes virtuoso comes back on the midtempo "Time After Time" and exudes a tender melody on this heart-warming number. And he cooks up a suspenseful, simmering interpretation of "Cristo Redentor" utilizing the less vibrating sound of the marimba. Kelly's fluency of the piano is heard on all the tracks except for the "The Loop," "Possum Grease," and "Hot Sauce." Milt Harris' aggressive, yet meticulous organ playing maintains a soul-stirring rhythm in between his chord changes, and Rodriguez's congas accent each track with a Latin-flavored beat. For mellow, moderate, or uptempo numbers, this is one groovin' album in the vein of hard bop.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/1995
Label:
Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC:
0029667196123
catalogNumber:
961
Rank:
67536

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Performance Credits

Johnny Lytle   Primary Artist,Marimbas,Vibes
Wynton Kelly   Piano
Willie Rodriguez   Conga
Montego Joe   Conga,Timbales
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Milt Harris   Organ
Peppy Hinnant   Drums
Milton Harris   Organ

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bob James   Author
Johnny Lytle   Composer
Duke Pearson   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Producer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Peter Drew   Liner Notes
Duncan Cowell   Producer
Russ Dewbury   Author
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Gilles Peterson   Author
Matt Black   Author
Darren Swindells   Author
Larry Holofcener   Composer
Jonathan Moore   Author

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