Monday, January 8, 2018

Cullen Knight - 1978 -Looking Up

Cullen Knight
Looking Up

01. Once You Get It 7:38
02. Once You Fall In Love 7:21
03. A'Keem (Brothers) 5:30
04. Looking Up 8:34
05. Pshalom 5:05
06. Here Comes Billy

Bass – Charles Fanbrough
Drums – Newman Baker
Drums, Percussion [Latin] – Bobby Durham
Electric Piano – Jimmy Hatton, Kenny Barron, Kenny Davis
Guitar – Gerald Smith, Monnette Sudler
Percussion [Latin] – Ed Watkins
Tenor Saxophone – Bootsie Barnes
Trombone – Fred Joiner
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Cullen Knight

For those that know, this is an amazing jazz album, with latin and african flourishes. The album is all original tunes from Cullen Knight, and Leon Mitchell. Personnel on the album is: Cullen Knight, trumpet/fluegel horn; Kenny Barron, Electric Piano; Monnette Sudler, guitar; Charles Fanbrough, Bass; Bobby Durham, Drums/Latin Percussion; Bootsie Barns, tenor; Fred Joiner, Trombone; Jimmy Batton, Electric Piano; Gerald Smith, Guitar; Kenny Davis, Electric Bass; Newman Baker, drums; Ed Watkins, Latin percussions; Leon Mitchell, Composer 

Aside from the ground breaking cover art (for 1978) the music is beautifully produced and a great addition to any jazz collection.