Dec 10, 2010
BEN SIDRAN - FEEL THE GROOVE (CAPITOL 1971) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve
A rare Capitol Records outing from Ben Sidran – and one of his best from the early years! The album's a quirky batch of tracks that also gets nice and funky at times – and some of the best cuts have a tightly snapping feel with plenty of breaks – so much so that the album's been a beathead classic for years! But even the cuts without the breaks are great – straighter jazz, but with a really nice edge – and really in the frontiers of jazz vocal work – hardly the stuff that might have been recorded a few years before. Most instrumentation is small combo, with a mixture of electric and acoustic instrumentation – and titles include the sublime groover "About Love", plus "Poor Girl", "Leo's My Name", "Spread Your Wings", "My Wife", and "That Fine Day"[Dusty Groove America]
At the time of the first release for “Feel The Groove” back in 1971 Ben was very much aprt of the rock world due to his extensive involvement with THE STEVE MILLER BAND both as musician, co-writer and eventually producer.
“Feel Your Groove” features many well know guests including fellow STEVE MILLER accomplice BOZ SCAGGS, HUMBLE PIES PETER FRAMPTON & GREG RIDLEY, CHARLIE WATTS of THE ROLLING STONES, Jazz Trumpeter BLUE MITCHELL, MIMI FARINA (sister of JOAN BAEZ, session giant JIM KELTNER and numerous other well known West Coast and Texas musicians.
A Great Album! Don't miss it!