Sunday, January 21, 2018

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"Quite a slick jazz guitar album with a very moody night time vibe! It kind of reminds me of a Wes Montgomery record in the way the guitars are recorded in such a grainy (yet fitting) way, only with a bit more tense guitar playing by Jack Wilkins. It's probably best known for the song "Red Clay", which was cleverly sampled by Q-Tip in A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight Marauders" (another album with a great night life vibe!) that has a sick bass line and a hypnotic chord progression. The other songs still stand well on their own, such as the lethargic cover of Coltrane's "Naima", contrasting to the fast paced "Canzona". The songs aren't too long or too short and the whole album clocks in at around a half hour, delivering a solid debut for Jack Wilkins."
-review from Allmusic.com

Jack Wilkins
1973

6 comments:

  1. https://www.sendspace.com/file/qd409p

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  2. awesome,it's a great discovery for me;)I loved that ATCQ song n**** n**** and thanks for posting that!

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    1. Oh yeah, I guess this is the album they sampled for that song

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  4. Nice album. Always interested to here anything from this Mainstream series. Thanks!

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    1. Yeah I’ve yet to hear an album from this label that isn’t at least good

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