Thursday, September 25, 2008

Charles Kynard - Charles Kynard

Dusty Groove review -------A great album from organist Charles Kynard -- one of his best that wasn't issued on Prestige! This is one of the funky jazz LPs on Mainstream that really hits a nice groove, with Bob Shad's crisp production dovetailing with Kynard's jazz funk sensibilities just right -- not too slick or uptight at all! Kynard's backed here by a nice little LA combo that includes Carol Kaye on bass, King Errison on conga, and Ernie Watts on tenor -- all players who relax nicely into the groove, and let Charles hit a sweetly gliding sort of line on the Hammond. The overall groove is similar to his earlier Prestige soul jazz classic Reelin' With The Feelin -- but with shorter, tighter tracks, and more emphasis on the funk side, which is what we love to hear! --------

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