CAPJ 268 SA
Hybrid Stereo SACD
Mastered by Kevin Gray at his Cohearent Mastering
"Soular Energy with the Ray Brown Trio, originally issued on Concord in 1985, has long been considered both great straight ahead jazz and an audiophile treasure ... The longevity of this record's popularity and so many others on Concord proves that while Carl E. Jefferson was a used car salesman turned record company owner, he did not sell lemons! Very highly recommended!" — Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read Fremer's full review of the 45 RPM LP version here: http://www.analogplanet.com/content/soular-energy-sounding-better-ever
Ray Brown, Gene Harris and Gerryck King are spectacular in this 1984 recording. Red Holloway (tenor sax) and a rare appearance by the great Emily Remler (guitar) round out the original musicians.
This is a completely new mastering of this famous release. Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio did exceptional mastering work for this new album version.
"This album is important as an early milestone in pianist Gene Harris' second career. Harris, who had led the popular Three Sounds in the 1960s, had been living in obscurity in Boise, ID, for several years before he was urged by bassist Ray Brown to come to the West Coast for some recording sessions. Harris became a permanent member of Brown's regular trio for quite a few years before launching his own quartet. He had lost none of his technique, soul, or swing in the interim, as he shows throughout this fine release. Seven of the eight numbers (highlighted by 'Exactly Like You,' 'Teach Me Tonight,' and 'Sweet Georgia Brown') feature Brown, Harris, and drummer Gerryck King playing soulful bop, while 'Mistreated But Undefeated Blues' adds guitarist Emily Remler and the tenor of Red Holloway. An excellent effort." - All Music Guide
|1. Exactly Like You|
|2. Cry Me A River|
|3. Teach Me Tonight|
|4. Take The 'A' Train|
|5. Mistreated But Undefeated Blues|
|6. That's All|
|7. Easy Does It|
|8. Sweet Georgia Brown|