Ceasar Frazier 75 LP
Ceasar Frazier 75 LP Ceasar Frazier 75 LP
Genre: Jazz
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Ceasar Frazier 75 LP

Ceasar Frazier

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BWRLP064
UPC:
4251648412557

Rare Funk-Soul-Jazz Gem Reissued On Vinyl LP!

Funky soul-jazz organist Caesar Frazier crafted superior Hammond funk. 75, his second LP, is a rare gem. It's comfortably his greatest artistic statement.

The follow-up to Hail Ceasar!, it's a taut, grooving set that expands his sound and, put simply, it's got better songs. The key elements of his debut album are all there - production from maestro Bob Porter, accompaniment from hip players (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Cornell Dupree, John Tropea) and arrangement from Horace Ott - but the overall sound is elevated. The tightly jamming, expressive jazz-funk makes for a richer, fuller, more satisfying experience.

75 is a mixture of hard-driving originals, deeply beautiful slower numbers to vary the tempo and a couple of classy covers. The crazy bombastic "Mighty Mouse" - a riot of horns, organ and in the pocket drums - became an acid jazz classic at Dingwalls and it's easy to see (hear?) how. A blissed out, lushly instrumental take on Seals and Crofts' "Summer Breeze" follows, perfect for those sunshine sets.

Side One closes with the heavenly "Sweet Children". A loping, funky jazz masterpiece famously sampled by Kanye West for Common's "Real People" from Be. It opens beautifully, with soaring sax and a funky horn section combining with weightless keyboard tones atop snapping drums. Unsurprisingly, the excellence endures right through to the end.

Side Two opens with perhaps the album's most famous track. "Funk It Down" contains the familiar "I can feel the funk" vocal refrain throughout. But it's the gorgeous, insouciant bridge that you should all know and love, having been used as the hook for Gang Starr's "Ex-Girl To Next Girl". A great cover of Stevie Wonder's "Living For The City" comes next, with an unforgettable bass-line which anchors the entire heavy rhythm section workout. Dizzying organ, triumphant horns and sun-dappled guitar grooves combine to create "Walking On The Side", rounding out a pretty smoking set.

This is one of those rare '70s funk-soul-jazz LPs on which a bad track cannot be found. It's all essential. So of course finding original copies on vinyl at affordable prices has been tough for years.

Mastered brilliantly by Simon Francis, cut by Pete Norman and with painstakingly reproduced artwork by the Be With team, this fresh Be With reissue ensures this legendary LP now sounds, looks and feels as sensational as it should.

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Mastered by Simon Francis
  • Cut by Pete Norman
  • Painstakingly reproduced artwork

Musicians

Caesar Frazier organ, electric piano, clavinet, all keyboard solos
Jon Faddis trumpet
Joe Shepley trumpet
Garnett Brown trombone
Charlie Brown tenor sax
Babe Clarke baritone sax
Horace Ott piano, electric piano
Richie Resnikoff guitar ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
Cornell Dupree guitar ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
John Tropea guitar ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")
David Spinoza guitar ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")
Wilbur Bascomb bass
Bernard Purdie drums ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
Jimmy Young drums ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")
Joe Venuto tambourine ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
Buddy Caldwell congas ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")

Selections

Side One:

  1. Mighty Mouse
  2. Summer Breeze
  3. Sweet Children

Side Two:

  1. Funk It Down
  2. Living For The City
  3. Walking On The WIld Side
Description

Rare Funk-Soul-Jazz Gem Reissued On Vinyl LP!

Funky soul-jazz organist Caesar Frazier crafted superior Hammond funk. 75, his second LP, is a rare gem. It's comfortably his greatest artistic statement.

The follow-up to Hail Ceasar!, it's a taut, grooving set that expands his sound and, put simply, it's got better songs. The key elements of his debut album are all there - production from maestro Bob Porter, accompaniment from hip players (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Cornell Dupree, John Tropea) and arrangement from Horace Ott - but the overall sound is elevated. The tightly jamming, expressive jazz-funk makes for a richer, fuller, more satisfying experience.

75 is a mixture of hard-driving originals, deeply beautiful slower numbers to vary the tempo and a couple of classy covers. The crazy bombastic "Mighty Mouse" - a riot of horns, organ and in the pocket drums - became an acid jazz classic at Dingwalls and it's easy to see (hear?) how. A blissed out, lushly instrumental take on Seals and Crofts' "Summer Breeze" follows, perfect for those sunshine sets.

Side One closes with the heavenly "Sweet Children". A loping, funky jazz masterpiece famously sampled by Kanye West for Common's "Real People" from Be. It opens beautifully, with soaring sax and a funky horn section combining with weightless keyboard tones atop snapping drums. Unsurprisingly, the excellence endures right through to the end.

Side Two opens with perhaps the album's most famous track. "Funk It Down" contains the familiar "I can feel the funk" vocal refrain throughout. But it's the gorgeous, insouciant bridge that you should all know and love, having been used as the hook for Gang Starr's "Ex-Girl To Next Girl". A great cover of Stevie Wonder's "Living For The City" comes next, with an unforgettable bass-line which anchors the entire heavy rhythm section workout. Dizzying organ, triumphant horns and sun-dappled guitar grooves combine to create "Walking On The Side", rounding out a pretty smoking set.

This is one of those rare '70s funk-soul-jazz LPs on which a bad track cannot be found. It's all essential. So of course finding original copies on vinyl at affordable prices has been tough for years.

Mastered brilliantly by Simon Francis, cut by Pete Norman and with painstakingly reproduced artwork by the Be With team, this fresh Be With reissue ensures this legendary LP now sounds, looks and feels as sensational as it should.

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Mastered by Simon Francis
  • Cut by Pete Norman
  • Painstakingly reproduced artwork

Musicians

Caesar Frazier organ, electric piano, clavinet, all keyboard solos
Jon Faddis trumpet
Joe Shepley trumpet
Garnett Brown trombone
Charlie Brown tenor sax
Babe Clarke baritone sax
Horace Ott piano, electric piano
Richie Resnikoff guitar ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
Cornell Dupree guitar ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
John Tropea guitar ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")
David Spinoza guitar ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")
Wilbur Bascomb bass
Bernard Purdie drums ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
Jimmy Young drums ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")
Joe Venuto tambourine ("Sweet Children", "Funk It Down", "Living For The City")
Buddy Caldwell congas ("Summer Breeze", "Walking On The Side", "Mighty Mouse")

Selections

Side One:

  1. Mighty Mouse
  2. Summer Breeze
  3. Sweet Children

Side Two:

  1. Funk It Down
  2. Living For The City
  3. Walking On The WIld Side
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Ceasar Frazier
Title
75
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
09-26-2019
Release Date
11-29-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
Scratch & Dent
0
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