CD On the Blue Side [Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff] (CD 197065),
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On the Blue Side [Hank Crawford/Jimmy McGriff]


  • 1. Any Day Now
    2. Jimmy's Groove
    3. Glory of Love, The
    4. You're the One
    5. Tuff
    6. Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
    7. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    8. Hank's Groove
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MCD-9177-2

  • Credits
    ProducerBob Porter
    EngineerRudy VanGelder

    Personnel: Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); Jimmy McGriff (organ); Jimmy Ponder (guitar); Vance James (drums).
    Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 4 & August 9, 1989. Includes liner notes by Frank-John Hadley.
    Personnel: Hank Crawford (alto saxophone); Jimmy McGriff (organ); Jimmy Ponder (guitar); Vance James (drums).
    Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (04/04/1989-08/09/1989).
    Unknown Contributor Role: Vance James.
    One of the most consistent and most soulful of all jazz altoists, Hank Crawford sounds at his best when he has strong melodies to wrap his tone around, and when he can dig into the blues. Both aspects are true during this quartet outing which he co-leads with organist Jimmy McGriff. Crawford sounds particularly strong on "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid" and "Hank's Groove" and even if "Any Day Now" is a bit of a misfire, the interplay between the altoist and the organist (helped out by guitarist Jimmy Ponder's occasional solos and strong support from drummer Vince James) makes this an excellent soul jazz effort overall. ~ Scott Yanow

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