Label: Wounded Bird Records - WOU 1657 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Soul-Jazz
Its title to the contrary, Raw Root is Harold Alexander 's slickest LP and, perhaps as a consequence, his weakest -- embracing fusion sensibilities and slower, profoundly mellow grooves, it sacrifices the fervor of his previous Flying Dutchman dates, although the cosmic reach of his signature flute remains intact.
Paired with a supporting cast including the great Richard Davis on bass and the aptly named Brian Breaks on drums, Alexander largely eschews the wild scatting that highlighted his breakthrough Sunshine Man in favor of a more subdued palette reminiscent of Herbie Mann 's own Atlantic sessions -- it's difficult Country Soul - Harold Alexander - Raw Root shake the sense he's holding back here, and the fusion emphasis that dominates Raw Root 's latter half further suggests Brilliant Sunshine - Various - Summer Orange Ocean Alexander is repressing his more avant impulses in favor of a commercial approach.
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