Saturday, 25 May 2013

Alphonse Mouzon - Early Spring (1988)

Format: flac + cue + log
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, jazz - funk
Original Release Date: 1988
Label: Optimism







Drummer Alphonse Mouzon covers a lot of ground on this set, ranging from poppish R&B to straight jazz. Two selections have soulful vocals; Mouzon takes a pair of occasionally self-indulgent selections as features for his many overdubbed instruments; and the four instrumental quartet numbers feature either Gary Meek or Ronnie Laws on soprano or (in two cases) the heated tenor of Ernie Watts (who is best on "Seven Steps to Heaven").











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