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Louis Jordan - I Believe In Music (1973)




Исполнитель: Louis Jordan
Название альбома: I Believe In Music
Год выпуска: 1992, Black & Blue
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Jordan's last recordings were made for the French Black & Blue label back in 1973, I Believe in Music. A session that included Irv Cox on tenor saxophone, Dave Burrell on piano (and he was on the Mercury New Orleans R&B sessions that included Professor Longhair), bassist John Duke and drummer
Archie Taylor. While he would pass in less than two years, these exuberant recordings give no sense that Jordan had lost any of his powers, as these recordings illustrate Bill Dahl's observation about "Jordan's own searing alto sax and street corner jive-loaded sense of humor." This was issued on Evidence some time ago and now available for download from various sources including amazon.
From the bluesy alto that opens the disc with Its a Low Down Dirty Shame, through the closing instrumentals, there is a joy to this music that helps explain his immense popularity and influence on such artists who themselves became legends like B.B. King, Ray Charles and Sonny Rollins. There is more than a heavy dose of Jordan's humorous take on the blues like Three-Handed Woman, and Hard Head. Bill Dahl in his bio of Jordan notes Jordan had become a lounge performer and this affected his selection of material citing mac Davis' tune that gave this album its title as an example, but ifJordan included I Believe in Music, because he was primarily playing playing Vegas lounges, his exuberant performance transcends the lounge repertoire. If this is lounge music, well then let me
here more in this vein. Considering how many mediocre renditions of Caldonia are out there in the blues world (and I point to Gatemouth Brown, Muddy Waters and Pinetop Perkins as easy examples), it is refreshing to hear the master on his last recording of this tune, including his jivey rap in the middle. Almost every rendition of this song lacks the simple joy of Jordan's ebullient approach.
Then there is the lively rendition of a party that got out of hand on Saturday Night Fish Fry.
Further display of his marvelous bluesy alto saxophone is heard on Red Top and Take the A Train. These thirty-five year old performances sound lively and fresh today and make much of what is called blues sound pretty pallid today.
Living Blues

Louis Jordan's final recording (he died 15 months later), I Believe in Music has been reissued on CD, along with six previously unreleased selections. Although Jordan had not been a hitmaker in around 20 years and had been somewhat neglected during the decade before the set, he was still in his musical prime both vocally and instrumentally. The altoist is teamed with tenorman Irv Cox and a rhythm section led by pianist Duke Burrell. There are a few remakes of past hits (including "Caldonia," "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby," "Saturday Night Fish Fry" and "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town"), along with newer jump material. Jordan is in good form and high spirits
throughout this date. Recommended.
Scott Yanow, AMG

01 It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
02 Three-Handed Woman
03 Hard Head
04 I Believe In Music
05 Every Knock Is A Boost
06 Caldonia
07 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
08 Saturday Night Fish Fry
09 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
10 Red Top
11 Take The A Train
12 Groovin' In Paris I
13 Groovin' In Paris II
14 Something For Fred
15 Something For Louis

Recorded at Barclay Studio, Paris, France on November 6, 1973.

Personnel:
Louis Jordan (vocals, alto saxophone); Louis Myers (guitar); Irv Cox (tenor saxophone); Duke Burrell (piano); Dave Meyers, John Duke (bass); Archie Taylor, Fred Below (drums)

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