THE OVERTON BERRY TRIO: 2XLP REISSUE

The Overton Berry Trio: Hey Jude (snippet) From At Seattle’s Double Tree Inn The Overton Berry Trio: Jesus Christ Superstar (snippet) From T.O.B.E. (Light in the Attic 2xLP, 2011) I’ve actually written about both of these albums in the past and it’s very cool that the Light in the Attic folks decided to put both … Continue reading THE OVERTON BERRY TRIO: 2XLP REISSUE

RAY BRYANT AND THE OVERTON BERRY TRIO: FUNKY PIANO

Ray Bryant: Up Above the RockFrom Up Above the Rock (Cadet, 1969) The Overton Berry Trio: SuperstarFrom T.O.B.E. (C.E. 196?) Now this is what I’m talking about when I say hammer drops – fonky fonky fonky piano tunes. Ray Bryant’s “Up Above the Rock” is pretty unf—wittable: hard drums, jabbering piano, and an arrangement that … Continue reading RAY BRYANT AND THE OVERTON BERRY TRIO: FUNKY PIANO

NUBIAN SMACKERS

Roy Meriwether: Nubian Lady From Nubian Lady/Live at the Magic Carpet (Stinger, 1973) Just read the other day that Nature Sounds is reissuing Roy Meriwether’s 1973 private press jazz LP, Nubian Lady. I assumed I probably posted about this at some point but as it turns out…nope. Nubian Lady sits somewhere in the pantheon of soul-jazz … Continue reading NUBIAN SMACKERS