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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for those who like it funky, 16 Feb 2007
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David Johnson "El Burrito" (Buenos Aires) - See all my reviews
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An awesome thirty five minutes of funky organ. Jimmy McGriff knows how to get things cooking,his full, belligerent style keeps you constantly entertained

"Keep Loose," is just great when Blue Mitchell's swinging trumpet comes in half way through accompanied by the pounding bass of Bob Bushnell.

"Heavyweight," is a more typical Jazz composition but the trumpet really makes the track skip along beautifully. "Think," bounces along; the sax of Danny Turner and McGriff working off each other seamlessly. McGriff delivers a fiery Jimmy Smith style ranging solo on,"Lock it up." "Girl Talk," shows the band are just as adept on more subtle pieces, all instruments moulding together at the end for a barnstorming finish.

This is a hidden gem from The Blue Note rare groove series.What surprised me is the natural fluency that this band seemed to have together. If you like it funky you need to get your hands on this, you won't be disappointed. There's never a dull moment
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb Album, 5 Feb 2007
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S J Buck (Kent, UK) - See all my reviews
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I agree with the previous reviewer; you can't go wrong with this.
Recorded in 1968 it features the great Hammond Organ playing of Jimmy McGriff with a fantastic band:

Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
Danny Turner - Alto Sax
Fats Theus - Tenor Sax
Bob Ashton - Baritone Sax
Thornel Schwartz - Guitar
Bob Bushell - Electric Bass
Grady Tate or Mel Lewis - Drums

There isn't a bad track on the album, but with the line-up above there isn't as much of McGriff as I'd have liked. The best track for me (after only one listen) is Keep Loose which is 5:54 long. The first 4 mins are just Organ/Bass & drums and McGriff builds up quite a head of steam on this, and only in the last minute or so does another soloist get a chance! This is McGriff at his best, hard-driving bluesy Organ playing that just romps along. If your feet don't tap to this you must be dead!
I wish there was a few more tracks like that, some of the others get close but none are quite as exciting.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 4 Jan 2006
This review is from: The Worm (Audio CD)
This is one of my favourite albums!
Pretty uplifting funky laidback sound that Jimmy McGriff does so well.
Highly recommend this album.
Really don't think you can go wrong with Mr McGriff.
Brilliant.
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