Harold Alexander - Sunshine Man (Reissue 2018) BACK IN!

Harold Alexander

Sunshine Man (Reissue 2018) BACK IN!

Tidal Waves Music
Release date: 03/15/2019
genre: Jazz
Format: LP
Harold Alexander - Sunshine Man (Reissue 2018) BACK IN!


* Back on vinyl for the first time since 1971 * Official reissue of this rare Seventies Soul Jazz classic * Comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with original artwork and liner-notes * Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide

Harold Alexander was a competent saxophonist and dynamic flutist whose early and mid-'70s albums for Flying Dutchman and Atlantic blended originals, soul/jazz and R&B effectively.

Alexander recorded three albums (including a live ontreux Jazz Festival' record in 1972) and contributed to various other recordings during his career.

After a very brief period of recording music, from about 1967 to 1974, Alexander disappeared from the music scene.

He is alleged to have commented on the music industry by saying: Most people don't know what happened to me.I guess they think I'm gone.

They didn't kill my spirit, but they killed my desire to share". Before his removal from the scene of recorded music, Harold Alexander provided the world with some incredibly funky jazz fusion tracks with a distinct otherworldly craziness.

His most recognized LP is 1971's Sunshine Man, on Flying Dutchman Records. On that album, the most sought after groove is the straight up banger "Mama Soul", which features insane scatting over a delicious funky flute and organ driven beat.

An immaculate six minutes of mental vocals and Alexander's flute doing exactly what the vocals are doing.

It comes as no surprise that "Mama Soul" was sampled multiple times by artists from 'Blackalicious' to 'DJ Shadow'.

Another highlight (one of the many on this album) is the adept double beat from iconic drummer "Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie" (husband to Aretha Franklin & known for his work with Isaac Hayes, Cat Stevens, B.B.

King & Joe Cocker) who is delivering some of the most tight and wicked drum-skills known to man.

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