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13.02.2008 г.

Gil Scott-Heron - 1981 - Reflections

This is one of the most incredible albums of Gil Scott witch contains real soul classics . I truly recommend that album of that "genius" of his time .I hope to enjoy the creativity of his mind like i i'm ...


The album opens with a pair that fit this sound-- "Storm Music" is a bit lifeless, limping along in reggae rhythms and "Grandma's Hands" is seeped in funk and D.C. slap bass, although "Is That Jazz?" ends up being a revelation-- a modern update on jazz and '70s fusion, with a fantastic lyric about what makes jazz and a superb fretless bass solo from Robert Gordon. Add to this a gun control statement ("Gun") rooted deep in electric Motown sounds and a couple spoken word pieces ("Morning Thoughts" and the fantastic anti-Reagan statement, "'B' Movie") and you almost have a fine album. What's missing is a completely brilliant statement, and in this case it's made in a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues". As frank a discussion of inner city life as Scott-Heron could have written himself, one master performing another with a brilliant trumpet solo courtesy of Kenny Sheffield works out to be the centerpiece the album needs.

01 - Storm Music
05 - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
06 - Gun
07 - 'B' Movie

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Frank McCaskill каза...

Моля, докажете, че не сте робот