5 May 2007
MICHAEL LONGO - 900 SHARES OF THE BLUES
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.