with Jack McDuff, Billy Butler, Eric Gale, Bob Bushnell, Ray Lucas, Willie Rodriguez, Sam "The Man" Taylor, Ernie Hayes, Paul Griffin, Jimmy Lewis
King Curtis got the opportunity to demonstrate that he could stretch out with the best jazzmen during his affiliation with Prestige (hear Soul Meeting PRCD-24033-2). He was also featured in more familiar surroundings, playing music for dancing and general partying, on the albums he cut for the subsidiary Tru-Sound label.
One date, Old Gold, focused on instrumental hits that spanned two decades, while It’s Party Time with King Curtis turned to original material and a beat more attuned to the dance crazes of the period. Both found Curtis in robust voice, stating melodies with the authority that made him so highly regarded and spinning compact solos that displayed another side of his boundless talent. All-star support from the likes of Jack McDuff, Billy Butler, and fellow tenor Sam "The Man" Taylor is an added bonus.
|Brand||OJC / Prestige|
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