Anthony Wilson Trio - Jack of Hearts (2LP, 45RPM)
Anthony Wilson Trio - Jack of Hearts (2LP, 45RPM)
Anthony Wilson Trio - Jack of Hearts (2LP, 45RPM)
Anthony Wilson Trio - Jack of Hearts (2LP, 45RPM)

Anthony Wilson Trio - Jack of Hearts (2LP, 45RPM)

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Anthony Wilson, guitar

Larry Goldings, Hammond B-3 organ, celeste

Jeff Hamilton, drums (A2-B1, D1)

Jim Keltner, drums (A1, B2-C3, D2)

 

2 LP, gatefold jacket

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Live

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Groove Note

Original Label : Groove Note

Recorded direct to 2-track pure analogue tape in the Oceanway Studio A in Hollywood on January 27 and 28, 2009

Engineered by Michael C. Ross, Wes Seidman

Produced by Joe Harley

Released in 2009

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Mezcal
  2. Jack Of Hearts
  3. Hawkeyes

 

Side B :

  1. Carnegie Blues
  2. Theme from "Chinatown"

 

Side C :

  1. Vida Perdida Acabou
  2. Orange Crate Art
  3. Harajuku

 

Side D :

  1. Zweet Zursday
  2. Homecoming

 

Reviews :

"Jack of Hearts isn't the first Anthony Wilson album to feature an organist extensively; for example, he worked with the Los Angeles-based organist Joe Bagg on his 2005 release Savivity. But the guitarist has worked with acoustic pianists more often than organists (at least as of 2009), and Jack of Hearts is unusual in that it finds Wilson not using a pianist at all. On this early 2009 session, Wilson forms an intimate trio with Larry Goldings on organ and Jeff Hamilton or Jim Keltner on drums. In the '90s and 2000s, Goldings was one of the leading proponents of a post-Jimmy Smith aesthetic on the Hammond B-3. Goldings has been greatly influenced by the late Larry Young, who started out as a Smith disciple but evolved into an innovative, distinctive post-bop/modal player and went down in history as "The John Coltrane of the Organ." Of course, Goldings is not a clone of Young; he is most certainly his own person, but he shares Young's love of post-bop. So it isn't surprising that Goldings does a lot to shape the post-bop perspective that dominates Jack of Hearts. His presence is a major plus on material that was composed by Goldings and/or Wilson, and it is a major plus on memorable arrangements of Coleman Hawkins' "Hawkeyes" and two of Duke Ellington's lesser-known pieces ("Zweet Zursday" and "Carnegie Blues"). The fact that neither of those Ellington tunes is a standard speaks well of Wilson, who is smart enough to realize that one of the joys of the vast Ellington songbook is hearing all of the worthwhile Ellington compositions that didn't become standards. Jack of Hearts is a consistently engaging addition to Wilson's catalog." AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson

"Sonically, you get everything you could hope for in a Michael C. Ross Oceanway live to two track analog production. There are sonic riches galore from the to-salivate-from Hammond B-3 organ with its big, fat warm bass lines to the warm, round yet precise electric guitar lines and the woody, cracklin' rim shots, snappy snares, punchy cymbals and cataclysmic kick drum explosions. Ross is going for impact not soundstage or three guys playing in the distance in a big room, so expect a big drum kit spread across the stage and room-filling man-sized images." Michael Fremer, Music Angle

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,42 / 5  ,  Michael Fremer : Music = 8/10; Sound = 9/10

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