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Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}

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Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}

Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}
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© 1961, 1988 Candid / Phonoco / Black Lion | CCD 79028
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Guitarist Ray Crawford, best known for his associations with pianist Ahmad Jamal and organist Jimmy Smith, only led one session in his early years. Because the Candid label soon went bankrupt, the set went unreleased altogether until this 1988 CD. Comprised of five Crawford originals, the session finds the guitarist playing fairly advanced hard bop with trumpeter Johnny Coles, baritonist Cecil Payne (in top form), pianist Junior Mance, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Frankie Dunlop. Everyone sounds fine, making one regret that this set fell between the cracks for so many years.
Ray Crawford was born and raised in Pittsburgh. His first musical ambitions centered on making a name for himself as a saxophonist and in 1941 he took a saxophone chair with the Fletcher Henderson band - doubling on the rarely heard alto clarinet.

During his spell with Fletcher, Ray contracted tuberculosis and was forced to leave the band subsequently spending two years in a sanitorium. This ended his career as a saxophonist and resulted in him learning to play guitar.

This album was his chance as a leader, his first album under his own name. He worked furiously on the arrangements and assembled the musicians he knew could read and could play right away (Johnny Coles on trumpet, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Junior Mance on piano, Ben Tucker on bass and Frankie Dunlop on drums). After just one rehearsal the date was made in February 1961.

After the date Ray went back home and sat around in California for months waiting for it to be released. Sadly the label closed down shortly thereafter and only re-emerged on Candid decades later.

In retrospect it seems incredible that a musician of such talent and sensitivity should not have been awarded greater recognition and exposed to a wider international audience all these years.

Musicians

Ray Crawford - guitar
Johnny Coles - trumpet
Cecil Payne - baritone sax
Junior Mance - piano
Ben Tucker - bass
Frankie Dunlop - drums

Recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York, January 26, and February 10, 1961

Track Listing

01 - The Compendium Suite
02 - Miss April
03 - Impossible
04 - I Knew Prez
05 - Smooth Groove

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Ray Crawford / Smooth Groove

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Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}

Ray Crawford - Smooth Groove (1961) {Candid CCD 79028 rel 1988}


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