Gary Bartz

Ju Ju Man (CAT-7610)

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1976

Ju Ju Man

Gary Bartz

Catalyst

CAT-7610

LPS 152226

CAT-7610

JAZZ

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LP 14,03 €

180 GRAM VINYL LP

With Ju Ju Man (1976), Gary Bartz cemented his developing reputation as one of the strongest, most distinctive young reedman players of his time. The album had nothing to do with gimmicks: it’s simply straight-ahead Gary Bartz, backed by a superb rhythm throughout featuring Howard King, a young, compulsively fiery percussionist who had matured nicely working with Bartz for some four years. The section also included Charles Mims, a versatile pianist who could lock into a groove and work it for all its worth, while Curtis Robertson provided a solid, cohesive foundation for Bartz’ driving saxophone. The highlight of the album might be their sensitive accompaniment to Syreeta’s soulful rendition of My Funny Valentine

PERSONNEL:

  • Gary Bartz - alto & soprano sax. clarinet, vocals
  • Charles Mims - piano
  • Curtis Robertson - bass
  • Howard King - drums

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Ju Ju Man
  • A2. My Funny Valentine
  • A3. Straight Street
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Pisces Daddy Blue
  • B2. Chelsea Bridge