More soulful, less pumped — quick seconds for RCA in 1974, with groovy Marvin and Stevie covers, and the two-step killer I Love You. Don Blackman on lead vocals, Mchael Brecker leading the horns.
His ambitious 1974 breakthrough as leader, superbly mixing funk and jazz improvisation on a major-label recording budget, with strong political and spiritual themes, even a nod to the Duke. CD from Get On Down.
From 1972, taking time out from the Nina Simone band to cut this funky Black-Jazz-style set for his own label, with Horace Silver’s ‘personal seal of approval’. Includes Mr. Clean and Sister Sanctified.