Monday, 14 September 2009

Boogaloo Joe

A massively underrated player, Boogaloo Joe Jones is up there with Grant Green and Kenny Burrell in my book; definitely a big influence. This LP on Prestige records features one killer lineup, including another favourite, Rusty Bryant. Boogaloo Joe's swinging signature style included repeating phrases when soloing; locking it in the pocket of a solid groove, supplied here by the man, Bernard Purdie. There's a lot to be said for repeating phrases: when you've got something to say musically, sometimes you gotta say it again if it feels good...

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