Coral Keys (Remastered) Walter Bishop Jr.

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Label: Black Jazz Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Hard Bop

Artist: Walter Bishop Jr.

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  • 1Coral Keys05:37
  • 2Waltz For Zweetie05:17
  • 3Track Down06:26
  • 4Soul Turn Around05:28
  • 5Our November05:12
  • 6Three Loves04:44
  • 7Freedom Suite09:32
  • Total Runtime42:16

Info for Coral Keys (Remastered)

The keys are coral, and the sound is sublime – one of the greatest albums ever from pianist Walter Bishop Jr, and proof that he can really stretch out, given the right setting! The piano here is all acoustic, but there's an almost-electric vibe to the date – long, open tracks that sway and swell with some great spiritual energy – made even more wonderful by work from reedman Harold Vick, who plays tenor, flute, and soprano sax on the record – and makes it one of his best recordings ever! The reedwork alone is worth the price of admission – but the rhythms are also great too – a mix of soulful, modal, and some slight funky bits – handled by Reggie Johnson on bass, and either Idris Muhammad or Alan Benger on drums. Woody Shaw plays trumpet on some cuts, too – and titles include "Coral Keys", "Soul Turn Around", "Freedom Suite", "Track Down", "Waltz For Zweetie", and "Three Loves". (Remastered with updated artwork and new liner notes.)

Walter Bishop, Jr., piano
Harold Vic, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
Wood Shaw, trumpet
Reggie Johnson, bass
Alan Shwaetz Benger, drums
Idris Muhammad, drums

Digitally remastered

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