The Ubiquity band on the straight and narrow, for them, with Harry Whitaker’s keys to the fore: half funky, half mellow (with a nice Hutson cover). Remastered CD; straight-reissue Polydor LP.
The vibesman shining through an early-60s brew of standards and originals, with great contributions from Curtis Amy, Vi Redd and Carmell Jones. Russ Freeman and Jack Wilson take turns on piano.
Mostly quartet recordings, featuring Herbie and Ron Carter, from 1969, with Gene Orloff taking care of strings, and Jerome Richardson the woodwinds. Sonny Sharrock joins in on the Laura Nyro cover.
The pianist — genius arranger behind We Live In Brooklyn Baby, Jagger The Dagger, Feel Like Makin’ Love — with Azar Lawrence, Woody Shaw, Buster Williams and co in 1976. Heavy, modal, soulful, ace.