Hank Crawford – Heart And Soul (1994)

Hank Crawford - Heart And Soul (1994)
Artist: Hank Crawford
Album: Heart And Soul (The Hank Crawford Anthology)
Genre: Soul-Jazz
Label: Rhino (Atlantic Jazz Gallery)
Released: 1994
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
Tracklist:
Disc 1:
Sherry
Hard Times
Boo’s Tune
Angel Eyes
Misty
Lorelei’s Lament
Please Send Me Someone to Love
The Peeper
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Whispering Grass (Don’t Tell the Trees)
Stardust Listen
Read ‘Em and Weep
Two Years of Torture
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Groovin’
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Disc 2:
Love Won’t Let Me Wait
Imagination
Down to Earth
Street of Dreams
The Very Thought of You
Mr. Chips Listen
Used to Be Love
Sleepin’ on the Sidewalk
Trouble in Mind
Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Hank’s Groove
In a Mellow Tone
I Want to Talk About You
There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
Night Time Is the Right Time

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This is one of the better of Rhino’s two-CD samplers of Atlantic jazz artists. Altoist Hank Crawford, one of the most soulful stylists to emerge during the 1960s, is heard on 31 of his best recordings, 27 as a leader plus sideman appearances with Ray Charles, David “Fathead” Newman, B.B. King and Etta James. Crawford’s sound and style were virtually the same in the 1990s as they were in the ’60s although the settings changed a bit. Highlights of this well-conceived introduction include “Please Send Me Someone to Love,” “Two Years of Torture,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “The Very Thought of You,” “Trouble in Mind” and “Hank’s Groove.” Recommended to listeners not familiar with the beauty of Hank Crawford’s playing.
Review by Scott Yanow

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