23 May 2006

JOHHNY HAMMOND - HIGHER GROUND



Despite a short release in Japan and a brief showing from an Epic reissue in the 80s this one is still locked in the vinyl vaults and seems unlikely to get the full cd treatment.Great line up of Joe Henderson ,Ron Carter , Steve Gadd ,Ralph McDonald ,George Benson and more from the CTI stable this was (over)produced by Creed Taylor and arranged/conducted by Bob James.However not even Taylor can stop Hammond when he steps on the pedals ,hits the keys and kicks in .Big Sur Suite has been sampled but with an intro bass line like that is it surprising?

5 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.de/files/21158429/Higher_Ground.rar.html

magnum said...

http://clickwork.blogspot.com/2006/04/jazz-influence-compiled-by-kevin-yost.html ........ nice

A. said...

thanks

GeeeFlat said...

I R.I.P! Now THAT is wild. I can;t wait to hear it. Interesting view that it could be "over produced". One of my favorite track of all time is the mizell produced Starborne from J hammond..., seconded by "fantasy" of course, on the Gambler's life LP, initially on the salvation label. thanks very much for sharing this with us. I-tunes: DIIIIIIIIIIIIIE

ilias said...

hello again...the link ,please???