Bill Mason Gettin' Off LP
Bill Mason Gettin' Off LP

Bill Mason Gettin' Off LP

Bill Mason

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SKU:
TWMLP18
UPC:
092624999907
Official Reissue Of Rare '70s Funky Soul Jazz Classic!
Back On Vinyl For The First Time Since 1972!
Strictly Limited To 500 Copies Worldwide!


Originally hailing from Columbus, Ohio, where he was born in July 1948, Bill Mason, the son of a Baptist minister, had first learnt music in church. Starting out on piano he switched to organ in his late teens. Mason had come to Bob Porter's attention when as part of the Bryant group he recorded at Prestige on two sessions in 1971.

Bill Mason proves himself a formidable leader with his solo album, the aptly titled jazz-funk outing Gettin' Off. The album's physicality is astounding; Mason is an extraordinary soulful Hammond organist, conjuring spiraling, spellbinding grooves that seem to grow deeper and more relentless with each successive track. He also proves his talent as a composer with originals like "Mister Jay" and the scorching title cut standing tall alongside covers highlighted by Al Green's immortal "Let's Stay Together".

Gettin' Off features Idris Muhammad on drums, which means a frenzy of funky JB-influenced over-the-top soul-jazz drumming. Featured on bass is the legendary Gordon Edwards (known for his work with James Brown, Weldon Irvine, Funk Inc., Aretha Franklin, etc.) and saxophone duties are handled by Hubert Laws (Quincy Jones, Gil Scott Heron, Moondog).

All of the above is carefully overseen by engineer Rudy Van Gelder & producer Bob Porter (known for their work with Herbie Hancock, Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis…and many others).

Bill Mason's first (and only) album was originally released in 1972 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition (500 copies). This album also comes with the original 1972 art by Prestige Records photographer Al Johnson.

Features:
• Deluxe Limited Edition Vinyl LP
• Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide
• On vinyl for the first time since 1972
• Official reissue
• Obi-strip and original Eastbound artwork by Al Johnson

Musicians:
Bill Mason, organ
Idris Muhammad, drums
Gordon Edwards, bass
Hubert Laws, tenor saxophone, flute
Wilbert Longmire, guitar
Gary Chandler, trumpet
Ron Coleman, congas

Selections:
Side A:

1. Gettin' Off
2. Let's Stay Together
Side B:
1. Now Run And Tell That
2. Stone
3. Mister Jay
Description
Official Reissue Of Rare '70s Funky Soul Jazz Classic!
Back On Vinyl For The First Time Since 1972!
Strictly Limited To 500 Copies Worldwide!


Originally hailing from Columbus, Ohio, where he was born in July 1948, Bill Mason, the son of a Baptist minister, had first learnt music in church. Starting out on piano he switched to organ in his late teens. Mason had come to Bob Porter's attention when as part of the Bryant group he recorded at Prestige on two sessions in 1971.

Bill Mason proves himself a formidable leader with his solo album, the aptly titled jazz-funk outing Gettin' Off. The album's physicality is astounding; Mason is an extraordinary soulful Hammond organist, conjuring spiraling, spellbinding grooves that seem to grow deeper and more relentless with each successive track. He also proves his talent as a composer with originals like "Mister Jay" and the scorching title cut standing tall alongside covers highlighted by Al Green's immortal "Let's Stay Together".

Gettin' Off features Idris Muhammad on drums, which means a frenzy of funky JB-influenced over-the-top soul-jazz drumming. Featured on bass is the legendary Gordon Edwards (known for his work with James Brown, Weldon Irvine, Funk Inc., Aretha Franklin, etc.) and saxophone duties are handled by Hubert Laws (Quincy Jones, Gil Scott Heron, Moondog).

All of the above is carefully overseen by engineer Rudy Van Gelder & producer Bob Porter (known for their work with Herbie Hancock, Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis…and many others).

Bill Mason's first (and only) album was originally released in 1972 on Eastbound Records, super rare and fetching large sums on the collectors market, now finally back available as a limited deluxe vinyl edition (500 copies). This album also comes with the original 1972 art by Prestige Records photographer Al Johnson.

Features:
• Deluxe Limited Edition Vinyl LP
• Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide
• On vinyl for the first time since 1972
• Official reissue
• Obi-strip and original Eastbound artwork by Al Johnson

Musicians:
Bill Mason, organ
Idris Muhammad, drums
Gordon Edwards, bass
Hubert Laws, tenor saxophone, flute
Wilbert Longmire, guitar
Gary Chandler, trumpet
Ron Coleman, congas

Selections:
Side A:

1. Gettin' Off
2. Let's Stay Together
Side B:
1. Now Run And Tell That
2. Stone
3. Mister Jay
ISBN
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Bill Mason
Title
Gettin' Off
Composer
Additional Artists
Idris Muhammad, Gordon Edwards, Hubert Laws, Ron Coleman, Wilbert Longmire
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-02-2018
Release Date
07-18-2018
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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