Various Artists

Souljazz

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Souljazz delves into funky cuts recorded for the legendary West Coast label Savoy. While this material has been previously released, these 12 tunes have been remastered using 24-bit digital transfers from the original acetates and tape masters. Hearing these freshened-up tracks by masters of the Hammond B-3 like Groove Holmes, Charles Earland, and Jack McDuff alongside hard bop heroes Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Criss, Curtis Fuller, Grant Green, and Woody Shaw is a pleasure and should even satisfy the most picky audiophile. The only downside to this disc, and the Savoy Giants of Jazz series, is the lack of personnel and recording dates. Still, the mid-line pricing makes this set recommended.

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