Groove & Grease
Soul Jazz from the 1950s onwards.
Today, a portrait of tenor saxophonist KING CURTIS.
The rhythm and blues legend was also a fine, uncomplicated blues-infused jazz musician and made a couple of soul jazz records on Prestige/New Jazz. Here are some excerpts featuring Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Oliver Jackson, Roy Haynes, Oliver Nelson and Jimmy Forrest, among others.
The New Scene Of King Curtis, (Prestige/New Jazz 1960):
Da Duh Dah
In A Funky Groove
Willow Weep For Me
Soul Meeting (Prestige/New Jazz 1960):
What Is This Thing Called Love
Soul Battle (Prestige/New Jazz 1962 with Oliver Nelson & Jimmy Forrest):
Blues At The Five Spot