Reuben Wilson

Reuben Wilson - Blue Mode (1969) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Reuben Wilson - Blue Mode (1969) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
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© 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81092
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Heavy funk from the mighty Reuben Wilson – one of his first few albums for Blue Note, and a solid soulful groover that's right up there with Lou Donaldson's work for the label at the time! Tracks are nice and long, and pretty open – often with that kicking drum sound at the bottom that you'd normally associate with Idris Muhammad, but which is handled here by Tommy Derrick on drums. Melvin Sparks plays some mighty mean guitar – in that great lean early style of his – and the group's completed by John Manning on tenor, a player we don't know at all – but whose lines here are a great counterpart to Wilson's heavy Hammond! Titles include "Orange Peel", "Blue Mode", "Bambu", "Knock On Wood", "Twenty Five Miles", and "Bus Ride".
Reuben Wilson - The Sweet Life (1972) {Groove Merchant GM-511 rel 2006}

Reuben Wilson - The Sweet Life (1974) {Groove Merchant GM-511 rel 2006}
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© 1972, 2006 Groove Merchant | GM-511
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

After a series of sugary soul-jazz dates for Blue Note, Reuben Wilson resurfaced on Groove Merchant with The Sweet Life. The title notwithstanding, the session is his darkest and hardest-edged to date, complete with a physicality missing from previous efforts. Credit tenor saxophonist Ramon Morris, trumpeter Bill Hardman, guitarist Lloyd Davis, bassist Mickey Bass, and drummer Thomas Derrick, whose skin-tight grooves sand away the polished contours of Wilson's organ solos to reveal their diamond-sharp corners. The material, while predictable (i.e., standbys like "Inner City Blues" and "Never Can Say Goodbye"), is nevertheless well suited to the set's righteous funk sound.
Reuben Wilson - Got To Get Your Own (1975) {Cadet-Dusty Groove DGA3013}

Reuben Wilson - Got To Get Your Own (1975) {Cadet-Dusty Groove DGA3013}
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© 1975, 2008 Cadet / Geffen / Dusty Groove / Universal | DGA3013
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Funk / Soul Jazz / Uptown Soul / Organ

Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his "Cost Of Living" group – a combo who only recorded this one album, and which includes Richard Tee on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and both Houston Person and Pee Wee Ellis on tenor sax! Most cuts have some sort of vocals – sung by either Sammy Turner or Kenny Williams, both of whom really fit the badass spirit of the record, and bring in a nice range of deeper themes from the 70s.
Reuben Wilson - A Groovy Situation (1970) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81097}

Reuben Wilson - A Groovy Situation (1970) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81097}
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© 1970, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81097
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hammond Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Reuben Wilson changes up the groove from his previous Blue Note sets – and the result is one of his greatest albums to date! This smoking little set has an edge that you really wouldn't expect – rhythms that move past the simple Blue Funk mode – into a more complicated style of funky jazz that really has Reuben hitting the Hammond in a fresh new way – of the sort he'd explore on his later albums for the Groove Merchant label. The group's a simple quartet – with the unusual lineup of Earl Turbington on alto, Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Harold White on drums – but the sound is a lot fuller and richer, thanks to a free-spirited approach to the rhythms of the tunes.
Reuben Wilson - On Broadway (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Reuben Wilson - On Broadway (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
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© 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81061
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Hammond hero Reuben Wilson's on Broadway – and he hits a massively soulful groove that's light years from the cliched sounds of the great white way! The set's one of the tightest cookers from Wilson's early years on Blue Note – and has a vibe that's a bit different than the rest, thanks to some compelling rhythmic elements that push things past a Lou Donaldson groove, and more into that chunky approach to organ jazz that Wilson would explore later on the Groove Merchant label.
Reuben Wilson - Set Us Free (1971) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series}

Reuben Wilson - Set Us Free (1971) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series}
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© 2008 Blue Note / Capitol / EMI | Rare Groove Series | 50999 5 22378 2 9
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hammond

Set Us Free, Reuben Wilson's final album for Blue Note, was issued in 1971. Since that time it has become an immortal and much sought classic by beatheads for a single track: "We're in Love." DJ Premier sampled it liberally – for its Hammond B-3 vamps, backing vocals, and decorative percussion – for use on rapper Nas' smash "Memory Lane." Hip-hop fans suddenly had to hear more, and as a result not only is Wilson active again on the circuit, but there has also been terrific interest in his catalog.
Reuben Wilson - Boogaloo To The Beastie Boys (2004) [FLAC] {Scufflin' Records}

Reuben Wilson - Boogaloo To The Beastie Boys (2004) [FLAC] {Scufflin' Records}
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© 2004 Scufflin' Records | CD 8776
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hammond B-3 Organ

The real proof in the pudding of whether the Beastie Boys can really funk it up isn't on their own records. Naysayers have been claiming that it's all a rip, that the grooves are pure sample-happy appropriation. While Dr. Lonnie Smith gave Beck the B-3 treatment on his own Boogaloo to Beck, Love Bug mastermind and killer B-3 boss Ruben Wilson snagged P-Funk keyboard ace Bernie Worrell, saxophonist Andrew Beals, and a rhythm section that includes guitarist Doug Munro and skin popper LaFrae Olivia Sci and dug deep into the Beasties' catalog to let the real soul groove out of the bag.

Reuben Wilson - Organ Donor (1998) [Jazzateria]  

Posted by bumbo at Aug. 4, 2007
Reuben Wilson - Organ Donor (1998) [Jazzateria]

Reuben Wilson - Organ Donor
Jazz/Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz, Hard Bop | EAC (APE+CUE+LOG) | Full 300dpi scans | 312 MB
Jazzateria | 1998 | JZZD 20298-2

Organ Donor is a terrific slice of heavy-metal funk. Recorded in 1996 and just recently released the U.S., it's a great introduction to Wilson's brand of grind. He's got a spare style that belies his instrument's reputation. But he manages to whip off one cool lick after another ? each packing a powerful wallop of a punch. It's as if his playing doesn't have to prove anything. He knows what grooves. All eight tracks here are newly recorded, but only two (by my count) are really 'new'. Both "Now's the Time" and "Organ Donor," co-written by Wilson and producer / bassist Chris Parks, have a wildly funky groove. The rest will seem pretty familiar to funk fans, yet all are worth hearing in their new incarnation: "Ronnie's Bonnie" (originally from 1968's On Broadway and, because of US3, the launchpad for Wilson's revival), "Hot Rod" (from 1969's Love Bug, here done up MMW-style), "Orange Peel" (from 1969's Blue Mode ) and the excellent disco-funk of "Got To Get Your Own" (from an old Cadet album of the same name).

VA - Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach (2004)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 20, 2016
VA - Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach (2004)

VA - Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach (2004)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 121 MB
Label: Blue Note Records | Rel: 2004

Unfortunately, the 2004 issue of Blue Note Plays Bacharach falls short of the similar (now deleted) compilation from 1999, Blue Bacharach: A Cooler Shaker, also on Blue Note. Usually when a compilation disc is reissued, songs are added to the original program rather than omitted, which isn't the case in this instance. While Blue Bacharach originally had 14 tracks, this version has been whittled down to 12 tracks, nine of which are repeats. The three newly added songs, "The April Fools" by Earl Klugh, "One Less Bell to Answer" by Stanley Jordan, and "Any Day Now" by Lou Rawls, were recorded in 1976, 1986, and 1990, respectively, undermining the overall continuity of the '60s-based arrangements. Still, it's nice to have Bacharach standards played in a lively soul-jazz groove by Stanley Turrentine, Grant Green, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Reuben Wilson, along with Nancy Wilson's outstanding vocals on "Wives and Lovers" and "Alfie." Blue Note Plays Bacharach is a passable compilation, but keep your eyes open for a used copy of the superior Blue Bacharach: A Cooler Shaker.

Cassandra Wilson - Thunderbird (2006)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 4, 2016
Cassandra Wilson - Thunderbird (2006)

Cassandra Wilson - Thunderbird (2006)
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Vocal, Jazz, Blues, Fusion | Blue Note #7243 8 63398 2 9

Cassandra Wilson's swinging for her own creative fences this time. The sultry, gentle, acoustic guitars on her last five recordings have been largely jettisoned for a more keyboard-and percussion -friendly approach – which includes lots of programming and loops. To that end, she's enlisted flavor-of-the-year producer T-Bone Burnett and keyboardist Keith Ciancia. This pair hired a stellar group of players that include drummer Jim Keltner, bassist Reginald Veal (a near-constant here), guitarists Colin Linden and Marc Ribot, and programming whiz Mike Elizondo. Mike Piersante plays "keypercussion" (read: drum loops), Jay Bellerose and Bill Maxwell…