Stanley Cowell & Billy Harper & others: Such Great Friends

26. September 2020 222241 0 Comments

Pure Pleasure SES-9004

„Such Great Friends“ – Stanley Cowell (p); Billy Harper (ts); Reggie Workman (b); Billy Hart (dr)
Pure Pleasure SES-9004
Stanley Cowell & Billy Harper & others: Such Great Friends
Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve
Release month: 10/2020
Manufacturer: Pure Pleasure
Original label: Strata-East
Genre: Jazz
A lost bit of late Strata East — and an all-star session that never lets up! The album’s a quartet effort – led by Stanley Cowell, but equally featuring participation from Billy Harper on tenor, Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. The overall feel is a lot like Harper’s own work from the time – particularly his late 70s Japanese sessions – driven strongly by Cowell’s modal approach to the groove, a sound that’s perfectly executed by the team of Workman and Hart. The tracks are all quite long, spinning out with a freely expressive approach.