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As I've been frantically trying to finish my new eBook "Slick Licks That Stick" during the past several weeks and hadn't had the chance to post anything new, I thought I'd do a quickie "Marc Meyers type" record review of an album I've been digging a lot lately, Bobby Hutcherson's 1963 recording, "The Kicker", featuring, besides Hutcherson on vibraphone, the always amazing Joe Henderson on tenor (of course), Duke Pearson - p, Grant Green - guitar (tracks #4-6), Bob (he's everywhere, he's everywhere!) Cranshaw - bass, and Al Harewood on the tubs. Not only does the music on this album sound fantastic (give RVG his props, too), it also feels great!
As I revealed in my post on synthetic reeds from 12/02/2012, I have been an endorser for Bari Woodwinds since 2006 and I've been very happily playing their synthetic reeds since 1987.
So, you ask; what does an endorser do?
An endorser endorses, of courses!
Riding the wave of innovation pioneered by Jimmy Smith and the resulting popularity of the Hammond B-3 electric organ, B-3 organ groups soon sprang up like mushrooms in bars and lounges all across urban America during the late 1950's and throughout the next decade.
By the early 1960's, as organ / tenor saxophone groups were approaching the peak of their popularity, the best of the rest of these groups was the one led by the husband & wife team of tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and organist Shirley Scott.
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