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Gene Russell – New Direction (Remastered) (1973/2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Gene Russell – New Direction (Remastered) (1973/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:19 minutes | 629 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Black Jazz Records

Gene Russell should be a name familiar to committed and more casual fans of jazz and R&B made in the 1970s. Talk to My Lady has its transcendent moments. There’s Russell’s bold transformation of the John Coltrane-identified “My Favorite Thing,” where his Fender Rhodes gets matched in breakneck intensity by Franklin’s standup bass and 20-year-old Leon “Ndugu” Chancler’s drums. Playing acoustic piano, Russell sounds at ease with the funk of “Get Down” and, now plugged-in, he personalizes Gamble and Huff’s “Me And Mrs. Jones” and Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” with soulful feeling.


1. Gene Russell – Black Orchid
2. Gene Russell – Hitting the Jug
3. Gene Russell – Willow Weep for Me
4. Gene Russell – Listen Here
5. Gene Russell – On Green Dolphin Street
6. Gene Russell – Silver’s Serenade
7. Gene Russell – My Cherie Amour
8. Gene Russell – Making Bread


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