01 Sep MELVIN RHYNE – BOSS ORGAN (for the first time on vinyl! 2-LP Set)
For the first time ever on vinyl! (Out on October 14th 2022)
HQ 180-GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL 2-LP SET
Organist Melvin Rhyne (1936-2013) was best known for his association with guitar legend Wes Montgomery in the 1960s. On this amazing Criss Cross album (presented here on vinyl for the first time ever), Rhyne shows that he was one of the finest jazz players on his instrument. On Boss Organ (a pun on Montgomery’s classic LP Boss Guitar, on which Rhyne also played) he is backed by guitarist Peter Bernstein, drummer Kenny Washington, and, most importantly, young tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman, then in his mid-twenties, who despite beginning his recording career just two years earlier, had already participated on more than a dozen albums.
The quartet offers a superb set of hard-swinging performances, including readings of well-known standards such as “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” and “Jeannine,” as well as more obscure tunes such as Hubert Laws’ “Shades of Light,” Stevie Wonder’s “You and I,” and Mel Tormé’s “Born to Be Blue.”
1. HATTUSH’S BLUES 9:04
2. FULL HOUSE 10:13
1. YOU AND I 7:03
2. BORN TO BE BLUE 6:46
1. SHADES OF LIGHT 5:36
2. ALL GOD’S CHILLUN GOT RHYTHM 5:59
1. BEAR’S TUNE 6:36
2. JEANNINE 10:13
JOSHUA REDMAN, tenor sax
MELVIN RHYNE, organ
PETER BERNSTEIN, guitar
KENNY WASHINGTON, drums
Joshua Redman courtesy of Warner Bros Records Inc.
Recorded at RPM Studio, New York City, on January 6, 1993.
Produced by Gerry Teekens
Recording Engineer: Max Bolleman
Photography: Ron Schwerin
Cover Design: Gerry Teekens
Distributed by Elemental Music under license from Criss Cross Jazz Records.