Sunshine Man [Flying Dutchman, 1971]
Are You Ready? [Flying Dutchman, 1972]
Sunshine Man -
A wicked bit of funky jazz from Harold Alexander -- and one of the hardest to
find albums on the legendary Flying Dutchman label! The set's got a great
sound that's freer than your average jazz funk album of the time -- with some
nice traces of post-Coltrane spiritualism, mixed in alongside some sweet
electric piano by Neal Creque, and tight funky drums by Pretty Purdie! Tracks
are all nicely long, with plenty of cool and sharp changes
the third album was raw root : nice playing but poor writing : an odd attempt to fuse his wild style with a smoother vibe.
if you like Alexander's crazy flute, check out YAINA, from Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers.
Just downloaded Are You Ready from My Jazz World...Lots of Kosmigroov on there guys. This album is funky with a very free blowing edge...baaad.
Where can I find (buy) Are You Ready?
Are You Ready - One of the lost funky albums on Flying Dutchman -- and a real tough one to find! Harold Alexander plays great flute and soprano sax, and he's joined by Neal Creque, who lays down some excellent soulful piano grooves on this live set from 1972. The record has only 3 tracks -- but they're all extended, with a very nice groove. Includes the great funky track "Quick City Revisited", plus a good cover of "Watermelon Man".