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Freddie Roach - Brown Sugar
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Brown Sugar marked the fourth of five albums that organ player Freddie Roach recorded as a bandleader for Blue Note in the early 1960 s.
Brown Sugar was released at a time when "soul jazz" was really starting to cook. Joined by tenor sax giant Joe Henderson, guitarist Eddie Wright, and drummer Clarence Johnston. Where his contemporaries played hard-driving, bluesy soul-jazz, Roach s approach was more textured and shaded. He was capable of blistering leads, but he was more interested in dynamics, harmonics and tonal color. Although he made only a couple more LPs after
Brown Sugar, over the next three decades Roach emerged as a cult figure of sorts, appealing to soul-jazz fans who became introduced to the genre through acid jazz. First domestic CD release!