Head South, Young Man. Head South!
Monday, January 27, 2014
First thing that drew me to this album was the Reid Miles cover; reminded me of Hitchcock's North by Northwest for some odd reason. While Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint never made it to Latin American shores in that wonderful Hitchcock film, Horace Parlan and his band indeed landed off the shores of Latin America on this album and were quite at home with the assistance of Conga player Ray Barretto.
This is one of the most infectious Latin tinged grooves ever put out by Blue Note; simple, powerful and groovy. Music Matters have done an A+ plus job on this reissue once again; from the jacket to the vinyl everything screams quality