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Johnny Lytle Trios: Got That Feeling/Moon Child

Read "Got That Feeling/Moon Child" reviewed by David Rickert


Back in the early sixties a group consisting of Larry Young, Bobby Hutcherson, and Grant Green recorded a series of outstanding sessions that both extended the vocabulary and enriched the possibilities of the jazz organ combo. Part of this was the unusual addition of vibes in a spot normally occupied by a sax, but to a large degree Young, Green, and Hutcherson worked their magic on a selection of tunes that strayed far from the gospel and blues tinged themes ...

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Johnny Lytle (OJC: Nice And Easy

Read "Nice And Easy" reviewed by Douglas Payne


Jazz was unfair to soulful vibraphonist Johnny Lytle (1932-1996). He recorded frequently throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, often as part of producer Orrin Keepnews's label affiliations (Jazzland, Riverside, Tuba and Milestone). Lytle nearly scored a hit with 1963's “The Village Caller" (reissued on CD by OJC last year) and acquired belated fame when the acid-jazz crowd adopted his catchy, funky vibe to the dance floor (reference BGP's excellent compilation of Lytle's mid-1960s classics The Loop/New and Groovy ...


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