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Bernard Pretty Purdie – Soul Is….Pretty Purdie

Agora a pegada é diferente, vou tocar no assunto mais groove que o tradicional e Original Funk!

Soul Jazz da pesada com um dos mestres da bateria, Mr. Purdie…  um disco mais que estupendo de 1972, vale o confere!

After the straight hard funk of some of his earlier recordings as a leader, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie breaks out here in a compelling album of soul jazz tracks done in a number of styles. The approach is sort of big studio funk — with some cuts that have a harder sound, and others that open up in a groove that’s gotten a lot more complicated than the early days.

Horace Ott arranges, conducts, and plays electric piano, and Richard Tee plays organ on a number of cuts — but the real charmer is Purdie, whose work on drums is always great!

Funky tracks include “Heavy Soul Slinger”, a medley of “What’s Goin On” and Ain’t No Sunshine”, and “Good Livin”. Also features a cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Day Dreamin”, plus the extended “Song For Aretha”, which is Purdie’s extended tribute to Aretha (with whom he’d recorded), and one that features a very strange monologue!