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Trudy Pitts/Pat Martino: Legends Of Acid Jazz

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Super spy Austin Powers would dig this ---- yeah baby! This CD is one of twenty-five in Prestige's new Legends Of Acid Jazz series. These reissues celebrate that funky, far-out time in the early-60s and 70s when soul-jazz enjoyed enormous, if brief, popularity. All feature ersatz psychedelic cover art and each single disc often contains two full-length LPs. For example, Trudy Pitts/Pat Martino combines two albums recorded by Prestige in 1967—Introducing The Fabulous Trudy Pitts and These Blues Of Mine. The material ranges all the way from cheesy pop covers ( Eleanor Rigby ), to swank lounge-jazz ( Steppin' In Minor ), to some genuine jazz classics ( Take Five ). Although Pitts never achieved the fame accorded to Hammond B-3 maestros like Jimmy Smith, she is a soulful, jammin' improviser who continues to make music in her hometown of Philadelphia. Guitarist Pat Martino supplies graceful, understated accompaniment throughout. Truly Shagadelic! (***)

Track Listing: Steppin' In Minor; The Spanish Flea; Something Wonderful; Take Five; It Was A Very Good Year; Siete; Night Song; Fiddlin'; Matchmaker, Matchmaker; Organology; The House of the Rising Sun; Just Us Two; Eleanor Rigby; Count Nine; Man and A Woman; A Whiter Shade of Pale; Teddy Makes Three; These Blues of Mine; What The World Needs Now.

Personnel: Trudy Pitts: organ, vocals; Pat Martino: guitar; Bill Carney: drums; Abdu Johnson: conga.

Title: Legends of Acid Jazz | Year Released: 1999 | Record Label: Prestige Records


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