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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blood, Sweat & Brass - The Phoenix Authority

Journey To The Center Of Your Mind (The Amboy Dukes)
Blood, Sweat & Brass
The Phoenix Authority
Produced by Bob Shad
A Red Lion Production
Mainstream MRL-303

Arrangements: Ernie Wilkins
Trumpets: Ray Copeland, Lloyd Michaels, Joseph Newman and Woody Shaw
Trombones: Benny Powell and George Jeffers
Guitar: Kenneth Burrell and David Spinosa
Drums: Herbie Lovelle and Grady Tate
Organ, Piano and Rocksichord: Frank Anderson and Frank Owen
Bass: Charles Rainey
Flute, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax and Tenor Sax: Hubert Laws and Chris Woods

Command styled set and book-fold jacket featuring the photos from the inside as seen above. The set consists of light jazz arrangements that struggle to find just the right blend between the brass section, the vibe of the original song and the solid straight up jazz passages that hold the project together.

Spinning Wheel
Everyday People
Come Together
Get Back
Honky Tonk Women
Sugar Sugar
Susie Q
Baby It's You
Journey To The Center Of The Mind
Down On Me


  1. Do you see a release date on this? Some jazz heavyweights on this, but an odd project.

    1. Hello Tom. No, I could not find a release date. – Mark


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