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Bobbi Humphrey: Blacks And Blues

Read "Blacks And Blues" reviewed by Chris May

The title of the album and that of its opening track ("Chicago, Damn"), the original release date (1973) and the 'fro might suggest flautist Bobbi Humphrey's Blacks And Blues came with a clenched-fist salute and a political manifesto. But hey, Humphrey's third Blue Note release was composed and produced in La La Land by brothers Fonce and Larry Mizell, masters of chilled-out jazz-funk. Humphrey's cover-shot smile is the real clue to the vibe of the album--which in 2019 has been ...

Bobbi Humphrey: Flute-In

Read "Bobbi Humphrey: Flute-In" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Bobbi Humphrey Flute-In Blue Note Records 1971 Last time out we looked at two particularly neglected Blue Note gems from keyboard man Ronnie Foster which actually got me to thinking about the present state of that iconic jazz catalog. While the Connoisseur and RVG series have brought to light many of the best items from the vaults, the fact remains that there are still a small number of releases that have yet ...