Phil Upchurch

Feeling Blue

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Phil Upchurch (g), Wallace Davenport (tp), Ed Pazant, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick (saxes), Wynton Kelly (p), Al Williams (p, celeste), Richard Davis, Chuck Rainey (b), Jimmy Cobb, Bernard Purdie (d), Montego Joe, Warren Smith (perc), Ed Band (arr)

Reference: OJCCD-1100

Bar code: 090204923939

By the time he recorded Feeling Blue in 1967, Phil Upchurch was a rhythm and blues veteran as an electric bassist and guitarist. He had worked with some of the best artists in the field, including Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, B.B. King, and Curtis Mayfield. His versatility also led to recordings with Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, and other jazz artists. Still, he had never been featured as the principal figure in a jazz recording. Orrin Keepnews of Milestone Records thought it was about time and put Upchurch into the studio on guitar with two groups, an octet that combined R&B and jazz elements, and a dream rhythm section made up of Wynton Kelly, Richard Davis, and Jimmy Cobb, with Montego Joe added on congas.

Among the pieces are two 1960s pop items that survived to become part of the standard repertoire, "Corcovado" and "Up, Up and Away." It is the first time on CD for this Milestone in Upchurch's career.


01. Feeling Blue (Phil Upchurch) 3:10
02. Stop And Listen (Adams-Woods) 2:49
03. Corcovado [Instrumental] (Antonio C. Jobim) 4:10
04. Really Sincere (Phil Upchurch) 4:51
05. Tangerine (Mercer-Schertzinger) 3:36
06. Up Up And Away (Jimmy Webb)2:41
07. Israel (Johnny Carisi) 4:00
08. Sabaceous Lament (Phil Upchurch) 4:20
09. Muscle Soul (Lenny Brown) 2:45
10. I Want A Little Girl (Mencher) 6:31

Album details

Total Time: 38:58

Originally released as Milestone MSP 9010

Phil Upchurch (g) in all tracks

Orchestra arranged & conducted by Ed Bland on #1,2,5,6 & 9
Wallace Davenport (tp), Ed Pazant, John Gilmore, Pat Patrick (saxes), Al Williams (p, celeste), Chuck Rainey (b), Bernard Purdie (d), Warren Smith (perc).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, on September 12, 1967

Quintet on #3,4,7,8 & 10:
Wynton Kelly (p), Richard Davis (b), Jimmy Cobb (d), Montego Joe (conga).
Recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, on September 13, 1967

Produced by Orrin Keepnews
Sound engineer: Elvin Campbell
Cover photograph: Jim Taylor
Album design: Studio Graphica, LTD.
Original liner notes: Yvonne Daniels

18,95 €  (tax incl.)

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