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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The "commercialization" of jazz during the 60s and the 70s was reflected in three major labels: Blue Note, Prestige & Verve. These labels had managed to sign a bunch of great jazz musicians who, in turn, made albums that promoted a new style in jazz, more bluesy, soul and "poppy" to appeal to a wider audience. That was a good move, guys! Along with the eclectic bop genre, those new jazz approaches made their way to a less musically-inclined audience, thus making jazz less elitistic and more understandable. Above all, the "soul-jazz" genre brought back the dance element that jazz had been deprived of by the eclecticism of be-bop and hard-bop.

Houston Person was one of those cats, a straight-forward sax player who had recorded for Prestige and later began his 30-year collaboration with the late Etta James. His Prestige albums contain all those elements that led to the emergence of the term "acid-jazz": passionate bluesy solos, dancefloor aesthetics and electric instruments. "Goodness!" was his most successful album.

Overall, the six tracks featured in this release are simple yet soulful cuts and straight-forward enough to be enjoyable to everybody, regardless of their musical knowledge. And this is how music should be, IMHO.

Let the music fly you away!!!
(vinyl rip-320kbps)
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  • At February 15, 2009 at 1:29 AM, Blogger dugg

    a wonderful blog- so many great artists and tunes...
    one thing tho... i don't think etta james is dead. she just tore beyonce a new one for covering her signature song at the at president's swearing in...
    for what it's worth,
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  • At March 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Blogger BlackCatBone

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