Harold Vick – Straight Up (1967/2017) [AcousticSounds FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Harold Vick – Straight Up (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:58 minutes | 1,52 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © RCA Victor/Legacy

Harold Vick was an American hard bop and soul jazz saxophonist and flautist. “Straight Up” is his third album as leader. It was recorded in 1966 and released on the RCA Victor label.

The superb Straight Up captures Harold Vick’s shift away from the lithe tenor/organ sessions of his previous work toward the bold soul-jazz of his finest recordings. Supported by an unusual but effective lineup featuring guitarist Everett Barksdale, vibist Warren Chiasson, bassist Walter Booker, and drummer Hugh Walker, Vick alternates between tenor, soprano, and flute, greatly expanding the parameters of his sound while maintaining the simplicity that is his hallmark. Above all, he remains a remarkably expressive player, communicating more in one or two notes than most reedists say over the span of an entire song.

01 – If I Should Lose You
02 – Like A Breath of Spring (Bossa)
03 – Gone with the Wind
04 – Staight Up
05 – We’ll Be Together Again
06 – Lonely Girl (From Joseph E. Levine’s ”Harlow”, a Paramount Pictures Release)
07 – A Rose for Wray (Bossa)
08 – Flamingo
09 – Winter Blossom

Recorded on October 3 & 4, 1966 at RCA Studio B in NYC.

Harold Vick – tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Virgil Jones – trumpet
Warren Chiasson – vibraphone
Albert Dailey – piano
Everett Barksdale – guitar on “2, 4 & 6”
Walter Booker – bass
Hugh Walker – drums