Hello, hope you’re good. I, Malachi Trout, have been collecting records since I was around 16 years old. All things funky at first, with loads of Soul, and then I found Jazz and that was it: I love jazz!!
It’s such a pleasure to release this 7” 45rpm by Dave Grusin, a well-known Jazz pianist & music arranger –in both jazz, soul and film scores. Dynamite Cuts have selected two of his early jazz gems which just stand out.
First up is one of my favourite original jazz tracks written by Mr Grusin “Kaleidoscope” and what a stunning jazz track it is. I can’t help but smile and jazz step around, whenever I hear it. For me, it’s one of the greatest all-grooving, classic Jazz-dance, mover - up-tempo, with all the trimmings, great solos and that sound – oooff!
On the B side - The jazz classic by Coltrane “Straight, No Chaser”, this version is for me a cut above. This line up of musicians sets the sound, and the attention to playing oozes class.