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Introspection Late Evil - Phil Upchurch / Tennyson Stephens - Upchurch/Tennyson Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz. Track Listing. You Got Style. Ave Maria. Franz Schubert. Then, superstar guitarist George Benson was passing through Chicago on tour in Phil and George first met in the early sixties while playing on the same bill in Washington, DC.
Upchurch simply does what he does best here: he supports the main man. Here, Upchurch shares melody chores with Bob James on synthesizerand scores his boldest moment on the entire disc with his vibrant, voluptuous solo. After doing more studio work in the seventies, Tennyson Stephens relocated to Honolulu, where he has become a popular fixture on the local club circuit and produces, arranges and plays on a variety of Hawaiian jazz records.
While the album kicks off soulfully with MacDonald's mellow groover "You Got Style," with Stephens hitting all the low notes correctly and with smooth verve throughout, the next tune is the one Evil - Phil Upchurch / Tennyson Stephens - Upchurch/Tennyson set the mark for acts like Enigma, Delerium, Adiemus, and others: James' setting of Schubert's "Ave Maria" to a slow funky backbeat with a chorus of female voices all colored by guitar and Fender Rhodes.
The read of Wonder's "Tell Me Something Good" is stunning in a different way than Chaka Khan's, with Upchurch bending the hell out of his single-string notes, and James' "South Side Morning" is one of the most beautifully composed -- as well as executed -- tunes he's ever conceived.
Throughout is the warmth and tenderness of Stephens' singing and his lilting pianism, and Upchurch's always in Murder She Wrote - Various - RNB Collection Vol 3 pocket, without any flashy guitar playing, making this a late-night and early-morning album to live by.
This is one of those soul-jazz records that is heavier on soul and is all the better for it. Exact Audio Copy V0.
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