Les McCann (p, org, vcl), Bobby Bryant (ts, ss), Curtis Robinson Jr. (el-b), Tony St. James (d)
Bar code: 8712273111254
Les McCann was one of the performers who ushered in the gospel-tingled jazz that was so popular in the 60s. He came by this affinity honestly. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, virtually all of his family was involved in church choir activities. But as this DVD reveals, his work in later years has grown into newer and expanded dimensions. He is joined here in a quartet format billed as The Magic Band.
This performance was taped during a tour and catches the band, as musicians put it, in the pocket. They can really swing! Watch Less throughout. This is not a road-weary journeyman running down the changes. Its a guy who has been influenced by life and loves it.
01. Im all Strung out on You (Les McCann) 13:46
02. Bat Yam (Les McCann) 12:37
03. Just like Magic (Les McCann) 6:32
04. Someday We'll Meet Again (Les McCann) 12:36
05. I Got Me a Lady / She Drives a Little Blue Volkswagen Car (Les McCann) 5:13
06. Compared to What (Gene McDaniels) 5:47
07. End Credits 00:48
Total running time: 60 min. approx.
Les McCann (piano, organ, vocals); Bobby Bryant (tenor & soprano sax), Curtis Robinson Jr. (electric bass), Tony St. James (drums).
Recorded live at French Quarter Club, in New Orleans, 1983
DVD Pal, All Zones
Channel 1: Dolby Digital · Stereo
Channel 2: Dolby Digital · 5.1 Surround
Channel 3: DTS 5.1 Surround
© 2005 Alpha Centauri Entertainment under license from Leisure Jazz USA