Monday, December 5, 2016

Joe Jones - 1968 - Introducing The Psychedelic Soul Jazz Guitar Of Joe Jones

Joe Jones 
Introducing The Psychedelic Soul Jazz Guitar Of Joe Jones

01. The Mindbender    4:50
02. There Is A Mountain    5:34
03. Games    4:20
04. Sticks And Stones    5:00
05. Blues For Bruce    5:50
06. The Beat Goes On    3:18
07. Right Now    3:19
08. Call Me    6:04

Joe Jones - guitar
Limerick Knowles Jr. organ (tracks 3, 5, 8 & 9)
Ron Carter - bass (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7)
Alexander Witherspoon - electric bass (tracks 3, 5, 8 & 9)
Ben Dixon (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7), Bud Kelly (tracks 3, 5, 8 & 9) - drums
Richie "Pablo" Landrum - congas (tracks 3, 5, 8 & 9)

Label reads THE MINDBENDER Joe Jones
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on March 15 (tracks 3, 5, 8 & 9) and December 12 (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7), 1967

Ivan Joseph Jones, also known as "Boogaloo Joe", (born November 1, 1940) is a jazz guitarist.[1][2] He made his solo debut as "Joe Jones" on Prestige Records in 1967, but earned the name "Boogaloo Joe" following a 1969 record of that title. The nickname was meant to distinguish him from the other people with similar names in the music business, such as R&B singer Joe Jones, jazz drummers "Papa Jo" Jones and Philly Joe Jones, and the Joe Jones of the Fluxus movement. Later, he'd turn to billing himself as Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones.

Based in New Jersey, guitarist Ivan “Boogaloo” Joe Jones was one of the earliest of a new group of soulful players signed to Prestige in the late 1960s. Along with Houston Person and Charles Earland, they signposted the way for a funky blues-drenched jazz that would dominate the label’s releases over the following four or five years. Jones’ first record was released in early 1968. Its title, “Introducing The Psychedelic Soul Jazz Guitar Of Joe Jones”, was an attempt to cash in on current musical trends, but the record featured very good soul jazz, a formula repeated on his second album.

His next five LPs fitted into the funky soul jazz template proffered by the label, with Jones alternating languid comping with quick-fire improvisation. These albums are all sought-after collectors’ pieces. The title track of his final Prestige set, ‘Black Whip’, is his most in-demand number in the UK where it became a jazz dance classic.

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