Roy Haynes ‎– People (Full Album)

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One of our favorite records ever by Roy Haynes – a lyrical masterpiece that stands with his best work of the 60s! The set features some wonderful playing by Frank Strozier – who’s handling both alto and flute on the set, grooving around like he did on his own great Riverside albums of the period, or on Haynes’ excellent Cymbalism set, to which this one is a nice partner. The songs on here are a bit less hip than on that album – as many of them are 60s standards, like “People“, “Mr Lucky”, “Wives & Lovers”, “Invitation”, and “What Kind Of Fool Am I” – but they’re done with a lot imagination, and a soulful modal groove that really opens them up! (Dusty Groove, https://goo.gl/tn22u9).

Track listing:

Invitation 0:00
The Party’s Over 4:53
What Kind Of Fool Am I 8:16
People 12:44
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise 16:01
Wives And Lovers 19:42
Alone Together 22:17
Jamaica Farewell 26:17
Shanty In Old Shantytown 28:40
Mr. Lucky 32:58

Personnel:

Frank Strozier -alto sax, flute;
Sam Dockery Jr. -piano;
Larry Ridley – bass;
Roy Haynes – drums.

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Pacific Jazz PJ-82
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, May, 1964

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