Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Phil Upchurch Guitar Sound - Feeling Blue

Probably the best jazz album that Phil Upchurch ever cut ! Phil plays in two settings here one with a funky large group, arranged and conducted by Ed Bland (who did a lot of the work for Perception records in the early 70s) the other with a quintet that includes Wynton Kelly, Richard Davis, Jimmy Cobb, and Montego Joe ! To our ears, the best stuff's the large group material, because Upchurch's years of studio work seem to come to the forefront as he wails with the large arrangements – but the quartet material's also pretty darn great, as Phil rarely got a chance to play in such a tight small combo jazz setting, and Montego Joe's conga work really grooves those tunes up nicely as well ! Tracks include "Feeling Blue", "Stop & Listen", "Muscle Soul", "Israel", and "Subaceous Lament".

Source : http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=3gdsnxkp4p

Phil Upchurch
Feeling Blue


1 Feeling Blue (Upchurch)  3:10
2 Stop and Listen (Adams, Woods)  2:49
3 Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Star) (Jobim, Lees)  4:10
4 Really Sincere (Upchurch)  4:51
5 Tangerine (Mercer, Schertzinger)  3:36
6 Up, Up and Away (Webb)  2:41
7 Israel (Carisi)  4:00
8 Sabaceous Lament (Upchurch)  4:20
9 Muscle Soul (Brown)  2:45
10 I Want a Little Girl (Mencher, Moll)  6:31


[# 1, 2, 5, 6 & 9]
Phil Upchurch - g
Wallace Davenport - tp
Ed Pazant, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick - rds
Al Williams - p & clst
Chuck Rainey - el. b
Bernard Purdie - dr
Warren Smith - cng & vbhrp
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City ; September 12, 1967
[# 3, 4, 7, 8 & 10]
Phil Upchurch - g
Wynton Kelly - p
Richard Davis - b
Jimmy Cobb - dr
Montego Joe - cng
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City ; September 13, 1967


FrankDell said...

Digging the Phil Upchurch, Mel. And thanks again for the MU link.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you very much! I know very few Phil Upchurch album...

deGallo said...

Don't have much PU so thank you for this very nice album.

Mimi Soul said...

Never heard this Phil Upchurch album . Thanks for the share


dewhy said...

I heard him in the early 70's in Chicago, great player!
Mel, thanks for this....

Bill said...

New one to me! THANKS!

Rick said...

I haven't heard Phil Upchurch much either, but I accept your good taste, Mel. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Pippo said...

Thank you Mel, nice soulful share.

X75a said...

Thanks once again, for some beautiful music. Curious to hear Pat Patrick and John Gilmore in the reed section.

L.O.L. said...

New to me. Thanks:)

jazztap said...


yotte said...

Fantastic! Sure beats my 192k copy. Thanks so much.

Butch Songin said...

Thnx melanchthon - replaces lost files.

robokok said...

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Melanchthon said...


Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

new to me, thank you for sharing.

Jazzfun said...

Thanks Mel.

Geoviki said...

Looking forward to listening to this, thanks once again.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you MM. Phil is my hero. Benson's "Breezin'" and Donny Hathaway's "Live" would not be what these seminal albums are, without Mr. Upchurch.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you Mel!