17 September 2007
TYRONE WASHINGTON - NATURAL ESSENCE
Tyrone Washington for Blue Note from 1968.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; December 29th, 1967
Tyrone Washington - ts; Woody Shaw - tp; James Spaulding - as, fl; Kenny Barron - p; Reggie Workman - b; Joe Chambers - dr.
One of my favorite Blue Notes and one that's never got much attention.It made a reissue on cd in Japan years ago which is now deleted and has yet to be RVGd.God knows why as it's far superior to some of the albums that have benefitted from the RVG treatment.Guess it's probably not one that is thought will sell so well (although Andrew Hill's Compulsion made it so perhaps that argument will no longer wash)...who knows?It has something of a "new thing" sound about it combined with a post-Coltrane spiritual approach.
Anyway here it is in all its glory ripped @320 from the original vinyl.