Sunday, April 2, 2017

Phil Upchurch Presents L.A. Jazz Quintet

Guitarist Phil Upchurch is in great company here — a cool, back-to-basics sort of group that almost gives Phil a hardbop heritage he didn't have in his youth ! The lineup features excellent work on a variety of reeds from Brandon Fields — alto, tenor, soprano sax, and flute — each handled deftly, with an especially nice edge on the alto and soprano ! Bobby Lyle plays acoustic piano — and reminds us what a great straight player he can be, even though we love his electric work — and the group's got a great bottom groove from Brian Bromberg on bass and Harvey Mason on drums. Upchurch is the real star, though — and sometimes solos with the ferocity of a horn on his guitar — matching Fields at some moments in this really great way...
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Phil Upchurch
L.A. Jazz Quintet


1 Summertime (Gershwin)  8:41
2 Sunday Morning (Fields)  7:34
3 Here's That Rainy Day (Heusen, Burke)  5:12
4 Big Al (Tragessar)  5:44
5 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Porter)  8:12
6 The Look of Love (Bacharach)  6:20


Phil Upchurch - g
Brandon Fields - as, ts, ss & fl
Walt Fowler - flgh
Bobby Lyle - p
Brian Bromberg - b
Harvey Mason - dr

Recorded at Sage and Sound Studios, Hollywood, California ; May 22, 1986


Melanchthon said...

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Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks Mel.

Bill said...

Saw him at The keystone in San Francisco back in the 70s! Thanks.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!

anon'n'on said...

cab't get my fill of phil.

Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

deGallo said...

Not really that much Upchurch aroud so thank you very much.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you another Upchurch Mel!

desperado said...

Thanks Mel

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!