Monday, December 31, 2012

Junior Mance - With A Lotta Help From My Friends


Year : 1970
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk

Junior Mance worked with Gene Ammons  between 1947-1949, Lester Young, for Dinah Washington in 1954, played in the first Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1956 -1957), and touring with Dizzy Gillespie big band between 1958-1960. He plays with a young group but composed of talented musicians as Billy Cobham who was sideman for Miles Davis & played in Mahavishnu Orchestra. The album started with a great version of classic song of Sly & The Family Stone band, contains nice groove with good breakbeats, funky piano & raging drumming. Produced by Joel Dorn.

Junior Mance_piano
Billy Cobham_drums
Eric Gale_guitar
Chuck Rainey_bass

01. Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (Sylvester Stewart)
02. Never Say Naw (Percy Mayfield)
03. Don't Rush Us (Billy Cobham, Chuck Rainey, Junior Mance)
04. Well I'll Be White Black (Billy Cobham)
05. Home Groovin
06. Spinning Wheel (D.C. Thomas)
07. Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' To Ya (Rudy Stevenson)
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