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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bass Vibes Drums - Frankie Brown

Bass Vibes Drums
The Swinging Frankie Brown Trio
Musicor Records MM 2000

Although the disc kicks off with the driving tune "Downbeat", written by Brown and McCoy, the majority of the set delievers more of a sweet, slow funky groove. Good stuff.

From Billboard - May 15, 1961: A neatly paced debut set for drummer Frankie Brown who is teamed neatly with basset Marty Rivera and Fred McCoy on vibes. It's a good combine with the vibes carrying the melodies but sharing them occasionally with a bowed bass. Each man gets his chance to shine on the varied tempos. Good for background jazz and some tracks are danceable, too.

Downbeat (F. Brown - F. McCoy)
Autumn Leaves
Round About Midnight
Willow Weep For Me
B.V.D. (F. Brown - F. McCoy)
Blue At Twilight
Pow (F. Brown - F. McCoy)
Well You Needn't

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