Swingadelic / Other Duke: Tribute To Duke Pearson, The
Album:Other Duke: Tribute To Duke Pearson, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Swingadelic Added:Sep 2011
Label:Zoho Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-10-02 Pull Date:2011-12-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 27Nov 13Nov 6Oct 30Oct 23Oct 16Oct 9

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 17, 2012:Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Cristo Redentor
4.Nov 04, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Nov 22, 2011:Rebop
Mississippi Dip
5.Nov 02, 2011:All That Swing
3.Nov 12, 2011:Music Casserole
6.Oct 27, 2011:The Songsmith Show
Ready Rudy

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-09-30 
Duke Pearson—pianist, composer, A&R man and producer at Blue Note in the 60s—worked mainly in hard bop or soul jazz genres, combining blues, soul, and boogaloo influences. Here’s an album of tunes Pearson wrote or produced during that period, rearranged and interpreted by Swingadelic, an 11-piece bar band from Hoboken, NJ. This isn’t “artsy” jazz; it’s got a soulful 60s groove—fun and easy to like.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1. ** Upbeat, soulful, and swinging. Piano, trumpet, and electric guitar have bluesy licks. So tasty, I had to wipe off my chin with a napkin. Mid-fast. (4:05)
2. ** Fast with cha cha beat. Flute sounds nice. Soulful sax solo and rockin guitar solo. (5:43)
3. ** Hot, sexy, and spiritual. Like you’re sweating in church. Compare to Donald Byrd’s (trumpet), Harvey Mandel’s (guitar), and Jeff Lederer’s (sax) versions. Slow. (5:19)
4. ** Up-tempo, cheerful, and melodic. Baritone sax and trombone have good solos. (5:18)
5. Brassy, sassy, almost burlesque. Big, loud, brash boogaloo. Fast. (4:34)
6. * Happy toe-tapper with cha cha beat. Features flute and electric piano. Mid-tempo. (4:34)
7. * By Donald Byrd. Bluesy shuffle features trumpet, baritone sax, and piano. Mid-tempo. (5:42)
8. * Up-tempo and very swingin’. Features lots of trombone. (4:00)
9. * Up-tempo and swingin’. Features upright bass, trumpet, and alto sax, each with good solo work. (3:46)
10. * Big and bold. Features lots of sassy trombone and brash trumpets. Mid-tempo. (4:01)

Track Listing
1.Mississippi Dip 6.Sweet Honey Bee
2.Chili Peppers 7.Duke's Mixture
3.Cristo Redentor 8.Sudel
4.Jeannine 9.Ready Rudy
5.Big Bertha 10.New Time Shuffle