Label: Bushido Records - Unknown • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
Jazz organist Greg Hatza grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania where he learned to play the Hammond B3 organ, the traditional instrument preferred by many jazz organists.
Today he performs on the Nord C2D organ, an instrument designed to replicate the sound of the B3. The rest are a varied collection of blues standards with interesting histories. Ray first recorded it in on Atlantic Records. The song is an up-beat rhythm and blues tune, a style sometimes called jump blues.
The band plays a long eight minute version which stays tight and lively throughout with fine Pra Começar - Marina Lima - O Melhor De Marina solos. High Heel Sneakers is a twelve bar blues number written by Robert Higginbotham, who recorded the song in under the name Tommy Tucker. The band performs it with a choppy funk beat and instrumental riffs that make the melody virtually unrecognizable.
Night Train is another well-known twelve bar blues standard. The song opens with its uniquely-identifying saxophone wail, and lopes its way with a steady, rocking rhythm that features two fine saxophone and keyboard solos, and an interesting key change near the half-way mark. The song was first recorded by Jimmy Forrest in The song was originally written and sung as a slow love ballad. The band performs it at a bluesy walking pace featuring alternating guitar and keyboard solos.
The song is played with a funky Bo Diddley beat, usually accompanied by a series of Shortest Distance - Greg Hatza & Moon August - Just Another Gig hand dance movements. The band stays true to the beat, and the song features an outstanding saxophone solo by Peter Fraize.
The song is about two pimps in St. The tune has been recorded by over artists, including Lloyd Price, whose version rose to the top of the Rhythm and Blues charts. This album was released January, Engineering was performed by Mark Towles. The sound quality is excellent. Liner notes are limited to the disc cover. Bruce McCollum. CD Reviews. Return to Index.
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