Ceasar Frazier Hail Ceasar! 180g LP (Clear Vinyl)
Ceasar Frazier Hail Ceasar! 180g LP (Clear Vinyl) Ceasar Frazier Hail Ceasar! 180g LP (Clear Vinyl)

Ceasar Frazier Hail Ceasar! 180g LP (Clear Vinyl)

Ceasar Frazier

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SKU:
TWMLP13C
UPC:
719281952921

Limited Edition 180g Clear Vinyl LP - Limited To 100 Copies!
Official Reissue Of Rare '70s Funky Soul Jazz Classic!

Hailing from Indianapolis, Caesar Frazier (spelled 'Ceasar' from time to time) was a funky soul-jazz organist who recorded several albums for the Eastbound/Westbound label family during the '70s. In addition to recording on his own, Frazier also played keyboards in Marvin Gaye's backing band. Collaborations with contemporaries were numerous and to this day Frazier's legacy is still alive through samples & remixes from outfits such as Gang Starr and Arrested Development.

In 1972 Frazier cut his first album Hail Ceasar!, which featured musicians commonly associated with the Prestige label's jazz-funk outings -- Melvin Sparks (guitar), Houston Person (tenor), and Idris Muhammad (drums). Those names alone should give you a clear idea what's going down on this album: slick wa wa guitar lines, the crisp ultra bumpin' conga rhythms, Idris's slick funk beats, screaming sax solos and last but not least Caesar's trademark Hammond organ sound.

Next to his own material you can also find a few cover tunes on here (by Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes, David Gates of Bread, and Sly Stone). Production on the album was handled by Bob Porter (responsible for many superb jazz productions for Prestige and Atlantic) and to top it all off, recording duties were handled by Rudy Van Gelder (known for recording Miles Davis in the early 1950's and the countless work he did for Blue Note, Prestige, Verve... and many others).

This record is a delight for anyone who likes that 1970s organ groove sound and is right up there with some of the best of the Soul Jazz coming out of the early seventies. Hail Ceasar! Is a monster album that could keep you grooving for weeks if you so desired.

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 featuring the original artwork by Tom Curry.

Features

  • Limited Edition Clear Vinyl LP - 100 Copies
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Official reissue
  • Original Eastbound artwork by Tom Curry

Musicians

Ceasar Frazier organ
Cecil Bridgewater trumpet
Houston Person tenor sax
Melvin Sparks guitar
Gordon Edwards Fender bass
Idris Muhammad drums
Buddy Caldwell congas

Selections

Side A:

  1. Hicky-Burr
  2. Ellie's Love Theme
  3. See-F

Side B:

  1. Hail Ceasar!
  2. Make It With You
  3. Runnin' Away
Description

Limited Edition 180g Clear Vinyl LP - Limited To 100 Copies!
Official Reissue Of Rare '70s Funky Soul Jazz Classic!

Hailing from Indianapolis, Caesar Frazier (spelled 'Ceasar' from time to time) was a funky soul-jazz organist who recorded several albums for the Eastbound/Westbound label family during the '70s. In addition to recording on his own, Frazier also played keyboards in Marvin Gaye's backing band. Collaborations with contemporaries were numerous and to this day Frazier's legacy is still alive through samples & remixes from outfits such as Gang Starr and Arrested Development.

In 1972 Frazier cut his first album Hail Ceasar!, which featured musicians commonly associated with the Prestige label's jazz-funk outings -- Melvin Sparks (guitar), Houston Person (tenor), and Idris Muhammad (drums). Those names alone should give you a clear idea what's going down on this album: slick wa wa guitar lines, the crisp ultra bumpin' conga rhythms, Idris's slick funk beats, screaming sax solos and last but not least Caesar's trademark Hammond organ sound.

Next to his own material you can also find a few cover tunes on here (by Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes, David Gates of Bread, and Sly Stone). Production on the album was handled by Bob Porter (responsible for many superb jazz productions for Prestige and Atlantic) and to top it all off, recording duties were handled by Rudy Van Gelder (known for recording Miles Davis in the early 1950's and the countless work he did for Blue Note, Prestige, Verve... and many others).

This record is a delight for anyone who likes that 1970s organ groove sound and is right up there with some of the best of the Soul Jazz coming out of the early seventies. Hail Ceasar! Is a monster album that could keep you grooving for weeks if you so desired.

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 featuring the original artwork by Tom Curry.

Features

  • Limited Edition Clear Vinyl LP - 100 Copies
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Official reissue
  • Original Eastbound artwork by Tom Curry

Musicians

Ceasar Frazier organ
Cecil Bridgewater trumpet
Houston Person tenor sax
Melvin Sparks guitar
Gordon Edwards Fender bass
Idris Muhammad drums
Buddy Caldwell congas

Selections

Side A:

  1. Hicky-Burr
  2. Ellie's Love Theme
  3. See-F

Side B:

  1. Hail Ceasar!
  2. Make It With You
  3. Runnin' Away
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Ceasar Frazier
Title
Hail Ceasar!
Composer
Additional Artists
Cecil Bridgewater, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, Gordon Edwards, Idris Muhammad
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
05-21-2020
Release Date
07-28-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
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