26 April 2006
CHARLES EARLAND - LEAVING THE PLANET
Probably Charles Earland's best work from the 70s and a monster 2 LP set that catches the master organist right before he started goofing around too much with other keyboards and recording rubbish for disco consumption. The group is very very tight, and never stops grooving on 4 sides of magical stuff, all spearheaded by the amazing soaring keyboards of Charles Earland. Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Henderson, and Joe Henderson all sit in, Harvey Mason kicks light and free on drums and also features Patrick Gleeson on moogs. Includes an excellent version of "Red Clay", plus a stellar batch of originals, like "Van Jay", "Mason's Galaxy", "Brown Eyes", and "Warp Factor 8". Great great stuff and one of my favourite organ led lps.
Ripped in two parts: