5 May 2007


Michael Longo for Groove Merchant from 1974 produced by Sonny Lester.A really great album featuring some killer cuts including "Like a Thief in the Night" and "Magic Number"
Dusty Groove on the case as always:

A killer electric piano jam from the great Mike Longo -- stone funky, and one of his best albums ever! The whole thing's done in a really laidback style that's simply amazing -- a lot like the best CTI work of the time, but somehow rougher, and with a darker edge. Longo riffs out on the keys over rhythm by Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, and Ralph MacDonald -- and Joe Farrell and Randy Brecker add in some great horn work that fleshes out the tunes with a deeply soulful jazzy feel. The whole album's great, with a range of moods, emotions, and grooves that Longo hardly ever hit again.

This ones been bootlegged(?) on vinyl and reissued in numerous guises on cd some of which are still available.


imettaman said...

More Mike Longo please! This is a great album. Thanks!


gewebkijk wetens en onwetenswaardigheden said...

great album indeed...

verge said...

Thanks for this one! I was just listening to blaxploitation's lastfm
page and Ocean Of His Might came on, I googled it and here it is, sweet.