Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home LP
Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home LP

Henry Franklin The Skipper At Home LP

Henry Franklin

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SKU:
RGMLP1264
UPC:
848064012641

Never Before Reissued On Vinyl Outside Of Japan...Until Now!
1972 Black Jazz Classic Remastered By Mike Milchner!

Bassist Henry Franklin's 1972 release for Black Jazz, The Skipper, is one of the highlights in a label catalog full of many, and his 1974 follow-up, The Skipper at Home ('The Skipper' is Franklin's nickname), lives up to its predecessor's high standard and might even surpass it. Which is no surprise given that a lot of the same players are on it, including trumpeter/flugelhornist Oscar Brashear, tenor/soprano saxophonist Charles Owens, and pianist Bill Henderson (here billed as Kemang Sunduza). But The Skipper at Home also boasts ace talents like keyboardist Kirk Lightsey (memorably featured on the Roland Haynes Black Jazz release 2nd Wave), trombonist Al Hall, Jr. (who appeared on Black Jazz releases from Doug Carn, Chester Thompson, and Calvin Keys), and drummer Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler, who's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Joe Henderson. The result is an album that, like The Skipper, is rooted in bop but one that nods to some of the currents that were swirling in jazz at the time; it's a little freer, a little more electric. And, as is true of just about every Black Jazz release, the ensemble work is remarkably intuitive and swinging, driven by Franklin's melodic, inventive bass playing.

The Skipper at Home has never been reissued on vinyl outside of Japan, and it's never sounded better thanks to Mike Milchner's remastering. Pat Thomas' liner notes complete the package. A beautiful record.

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • First Reissue Outside Of Japan Since 1974
  • Remastered by Mike Milchner
  • Lacquer cutting by Clint Holley & Dave Polster at Well Made Music
  • Liner Notes by Pat Thomas

Musicians

Henry Franklin (Nyimbo) bass, leader
Charles Owens tenor sax
Oscar Brashear (Cache) trumpet
Al Hall, Jr. trombone
Kemang Sunduza (Bill Henderson) soprano sax
Kirk Lightsey (Thalmus) piano, flute (Cut 6)
David Durrah piano (Cuts 5 & 6)
Ndugu (Leon Chancelor) drums
Kenny Climas guitar
The Sisters Happiness vocals (Cut 5)

Selections

Side One:

  1. Blue Lights
  2. What Was
  3. Soft Spirit

Side Two:

  1. The Magic Boy
  2. Venus Fly Trap
  3. Waltz for Boobuss
Description

Never Before Reissued On Vinyl Outside Of Japan...Until Now!
1972 Black Jazz Classic Remastered By Mike Milchner!

Bassist Henry Franklin's 1972 release for Black Jazz, The Skipper, is one of the highlights in a label catalog full of many, and his 1974 follow-up, The Skipper at Home ('The Skipper' is Franklin's nickname), lives up to its predecessor's high standard and might even surpass it. Which is no surprise given that a lot of the same players are on it, including trumpeter/flugelhornist Oscar Brashear, tenor/soprano saxophonist Charles Owens, and pianist Bill Henderson (here billed as Kemang Sunduza). But The Skipper at Home also boasts ace talents like keyboardist Kirk Lightsey (memorably featured on the Roland Haynes Black Jazz release 2nd Wave), trombonist Al Hall, Jr. (who appeared on Black Jazz releases from Doug Carn, Chester Thompson, and Calvin Keys), and drummer Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler, who's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Joe Henderson. The result is an album that, like The Skipper, is rooted in bop but one that nods to some of the currents that were swirling in jazz at the time; it's a little freer, a little more electric. And, as is true of just about every Black Jazz release, the ensemble work is remarkably intuitive and swinging, driven by Franklin's melodic, inventive bass playing.

The Skipper at Home has never been reissued on vinyl outside of Japan, and it's never sounded better thanks to Mike Milchner's remastering. Pat Thomas' liner notes complete the package. A beautiful record.

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • First Reissue Outside Of Japan Since 1974
  • Remastered by Mike Milchner
  • Lacquer cutting by Clint Holley & Dave Polster at Well Made Music
  • Liner Notes by Pat Thomas

Musicians

Henry Franklin (Nyimbo) bass, leader
Charles Owens tenor sax
Oscar Brashear (Cache) trumpet
Al Hall, Jr. trombone
Kemang Sunduza (Bill Henderson) soprano sax
Kirk Lightsey (Thalmus) piano, flute (Cut 6)
David Durrah piano (Cuts 5 & 6)
Ndugu (Leon Chancelor) drums
Kenny Climas guitar
The Sisters Happiness vocals (Cut 5)

Selections

Side One:

  1. Blue Lights
  2. What Was
  3. Soft Spirit

Side Two:

  1. The Magic Boy
  2. Venus Fly Trap
  3. Waltz for Boobuss
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Henry Franklin
Title
The Skipper At Home
Composer
Additional Artists
Oscar Brashear, Charles Owens, Bill Henderson, Kirk Lightsey, Al Hall Jr.
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
06-18-2021
Release Date
07-28-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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