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The Three Sounds, Gene Harris - Elegant Soul

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Label: Blue Note - BNTJ(M) 4/ 84301 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: South Africa • Genre: Jazz • Style: Soul-Jazz
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After the release of Coldwater Flat five months earlier, The Three Sounds Sounds pianist Gene Harris and bassist Andy Simpkins found themselves faced with yet another personnel change: Donald Baileywho'd been with group for only two Cold Front 2015 - Various - HaTTi VaTTi (File), left the group after replacing founding drummer Bill Dowdy and was replaced by Carl Burnett.

The jazz-pop direction that Harris and Simpkins pursued on the fine Coldwater Flat set -- where the trio fronted the Oliver Nelson band and a string section -- was followed up here with composer and saxophonist Monk Higgins as arranger, conductor, and co-producer with Dee Ervin. Elegant Soulone of two albums Higgins did with the trio, is indeed fittingly titled.

The pop tunes on the set include a reading of Tom T. Hall 's hit "Harper Valley P. The centerpiece of this beautiful -- and underappreciated at the time -- album is Higgins ' nine-plus-minute "Sittin' Duck," with Harris at his hooky gospelized best, playing the hell out of the changes and filling the measures with his requisite taste and feel.

The two drummers shuffle in unison, and Estes ' The Three Sounds articulate the melody with Harris adding a warmer dimension.

The strings are rich, but are employed mostly in the codas and tags, adding to the dramatic weight of the tune, which is otherwise a long, dance-worthy strut. The Three Sounds lifts six notes from the Rolling Stones ' "Paint It Black" on top of a happening bass vamp and some slamming snare to Gene Harris - Elegant Soul the cut.

This is down-and-dirty soul-jazz dressed for Saturday night at the club; Harris beats the hell out of the piano's middle register in pure Gene Harris - Elegant Soul ecstasy. The added flamenco-style guitar and rough-and-rowdy flute solo add to an already heady brew. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg in a sense.

Elegant Soul was -- and could even be currently -- dismissed with a casual listen as lightweight pop with a compelling rhythmic sense. But that would be selling it way short. This album warrants close listening to discern all that's happening in its production and arrangements. Whether it's on the dancefloor, for sampling, for feel-good or deep listening, or for finger-popping, it satisfies on all levels.

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Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz. Styles Soul Jazz. Recording Date September 19, - September 20, Track Listing. Elegant Soul. The 3 Sounds. Di It Right Now. Sittin' Duck. Monk Higgins. Tom T. Sugar Hill. African Sweets. Black Gold. Book of Slim.

Walls of Respect. Sittin' Duck Monk Higgins. Book of Slim Monk Higgins.


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  • Nejas says:
    Nov 27,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Elegant Soul on Discogs. Main artist on covers and spine is "Gene Harris And His Three Sounds" and on labels is "The Three Sounds" B4 title is "Book Of Slim" on back cover vs. "Look Of Slim" on label/5(37).
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