Reuben Wilson - Blue Mode


Blue Note



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ABLU 7753122
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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Part of the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue series celebrating the jazz label's 80th anniversary. Mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal in Germany.

Blue Mode was the third album by American organist Reuben Wilson, recorded in 1969. Blue Mode embraces soul-jazz and Memphis funk in no uncertain terms, writes AllMusic. Opening with the cinematic, stuttering "Bambu" and running through a set of relaxed, funky grooves — including covers of Eddie Floyd's "Knock on Wood" and Edwin Starr's "Twenty-Five Miles" — Blue Mode isn't strictly a jazz album, but its gritty, jazzy vamps and urban soul-blues make it highly enjoyable. Reuben Wilson has a laid-back, friendly style and his supporting band — tenor saxophonist John Manning, guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Tommy Derrick — demonstrate a similarly warm sense of tone.

Side 1
1. Bambu
2. Knock On Wood
3. Bus Ride

Side 2
1. Orange Peel
2. Twenty-Five Miles
3. Blue Mode

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