Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Jerry Hahn - 1973 - Moses

Jerry Hahn

01. Moses
02. Prime Time
03. Slick & Sharp
04. Blues Suite
05. Full Moon And Empty Arms
06. Sunshine Superman
07. Joy Spring
08. All Blues
09. Honey Suite

Bass – Mel Graves
Drums – George Marsh
Organ, Synthesizer – Merl Saunders
Guitar – Jerry Hahn

Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, Cal. January 8, 9, 10, and 11, 1973

Jerry Hahn's second album is a fairly definitive effort by the talented but greatly underrated guitarist. Best known as an educator and an alumnus of Gary Burton's group, Hahn shows a lot of potential on this quartet set with organist Merl Saunders, bassist Mel Graves, and drummer George Marsh. In addition to his diverse originals, Hahn performs swinging versions of "All Blues" and Clifford Brown's "Joy Spring." It is a double pity that this LP has yet to appear on CD and that Hahn was not more extensively recorded in the 1970s.

I'm not going to even make an attempt to review this album... I will only say that it shares the number one spot as favorite guitar album ever with the Supersession of Kooper, Bloomfield and Stills, they don't sound alike but I tend to think of them together as a pair because of Seasons of the Witch / Sunshine Superman... go figure why... but really... just download it, play it loud. become a fan...