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Check out Clifford Jordan. Very soulful and lyrical. He made some wonderful albums. The best known is Glass Bead Games, but also check out Firm Roots, Live at Ethels and the live albums with Cedar Walton, Sam Jones and Billy Higgins.



 

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On the subject of soulful sax players, there are a couple of unique albums made by Archie Shepp with pianist Horace Parlan. I have a soft spot for these two albums not just for Shepp but because I had the great good fortune to do a small Scandinavian tour on bass with Horace and US guitarist Paul Weeden, whose bands I played in for a number of years. Horace was a lovely guy, partially crippled by polio - he walked with a limp and only had part use of his right hand. He made up for this with the most exquisite chords and voicings, as you can also hear on the records he made with Mingus.

These two albums are spirituals, blues and similarly soulful pieces, including the theme from Dvorak's New World Symphony - Goin' Home. That track will melt your heart.



 

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Check out Clifford Jordan. Very soulful and lyrical. He made some wonderful albums. The best known is Glass Bead Games, but also check out Firm Roots, Live at Ethels and the live albums with Cedar Walton, Sam Jones and Billy Higgins.
Anything that combines jazz with one of my favoutite books from teenage years has got to go on my 'must listen' list.
 
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Check out Clifford Jordan. Very soulful and lyrical. He made some wonderful albums. The best known is Glass Bead Games, but also check out Firm Roots, Live at Ethels and the live albums with Cedar Walton, Sam Jones and Billy Higgins.




Fun fact - the highlight track on Glass Bead Games, 'John Coltrane' was written by the bass player, one Bill Lee - who is Spike Lee's dad.
 
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On the subject of soulful sax players, there are a couple of unique albums made by Archie Shepp with pianist Horace Parlan. I have a soft spot for these two albums not just for Shepp but because I had the great good fortune to do a small Scandinavian tour on bass with Horace and US guitarist Paul Weeden, whose bands I played in for a number of years. Horace was a lovely guy, partially crippled by polio - he walked with a limp and only had part use of his right hand. He made up for this with the most exquisite chords and voicings, as you can also hear on the records he made with Mingus.

These two albums are spirituals, blues and similarly soulful pieces, including the theme from Dvorak's New World Symphony - Goin' Home. That track will melt your heart.




Wow, you worked with Horace Parlan? Amazing 😍
 
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