Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Buddy Caldwell – Black Talk! (1970/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Charles Earland, Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Buddy Caldwell
Title: Black Talk!
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1970
Duration: 00:38:32
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Prestige Records
Source: http://www.hdtracks.com/black-talk-rudy-van-gelder-remaster

The young organist Charles Earland converted the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” into an anthem called “Black Talk” and came up with one of the huge soul-jazz hits of the early Seventies. In this album, Earland worked the same magic with two other pop songs, “Aquarius” and “More Today than Yesterday,” giving them the urgency and forward movement of R&B but managing to inject them with jazz values. He was greatly aided by a pair of soloists—trumpeter Virgil Jones and tenor saxophonist Houston Person—who added fuel to Earland’s fiery concept. Guitarist Melvin Sparks and the quintessential soul jazz drummer Idris Muhammad helped keep the blaze going. It is not coincidence that his blues composition, and Earland himself, were called “The Mighty Burner.”

This CD reissue of a Prestige date is one of the few successful examples of jazz musicians from the late ’60s taking a few rock and pop songs and turning them into creative jazz. Organist Charles Earland and his sextet, which includes trumpeter Virgil Jones, Houston Person, on tenor and guitarist Melvin Sparks, perform a variation of “Eleanor Rigby” titled “Black Talk,” two originals, a surprisingly effective rendition of “Aquarius,” and a classic rendition of “More Today Than Yesterday.” Fans of organ combos are advised to pick up this interesting set. ~~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Tracklist:

  1. Black Talk – 7:51
  2. The Mighty Burner – 3:07
  3. Here Comes Charlie – 8:20
  4. Aquarius – 8:05
  5. More Today Than Yesterday – 11:13

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