"Sideyard Tracks" is a bright example of contemporary crossed with hard bop and soul. Guitarist Bobby Broom is perfectly matched with Carr, his fat, round notes dissolving into Carr's tenor on the head and coda. Pianist Allyn Johnson has a Gene Harris-like sensibility and grasp of the blues. Snap-bright and swinging, Carr adds just enough funk for credibility, producing a song easily accessible and readily listenable.
Personnel: aul Carr: tenor saxophone; Bobby Broom: guitar; Lewis Nash: drums;
Allyn Johnson: Piano; Michael Bowie: bass; Sam "Segutio" Turner: