Jazz Soul Seven Releases “Impressions of Curtis Mayfield”
A new all-star cast of musicians calling themselves Jazz Soul Seven is now honoring the late guitarist/vocalist’s music with Impressions of Curtis Mayfield, a 12-track album of jazz interpretations of his music. Rooted by bassist Robert Hurst, the group brings together drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, pianist Russell Ferrante, percussionist Henry Gibson, trumpeter Wallace Roney, guitarist Phil Upchurch and saxophonist Ernie Watts.
While keeping the same spirit of the music, the instrumentalists put their spin on songs from throughout Mayfield’s career, like “Superfly”, “Move On Up”, and “People Get Ready.” The opening track, “Freddie’s Dead” from the Superfly Soundtrack, lays down the original groove before switching a to a cool modal swing section for solos. Hurst’s warm tone and impeccable groove really glue the band together.
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Impressions of Curtis Mayfield Track List:
- Freddie’s Dead
- It’s All Right
- Move On Up
- We’re A Winner
- Beautiful Brother
- Check Out Your Mind
- I’m So Proud
- Keep On Pushing
- People Get Ready
- Gypsy Woman