Plas Johnson – The Blues {Concord}

Plas Johnson – The Blues {Concord}

Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Throughout most of his career, tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson has worked in the R&B and rock & roll field, adding his virile tenor to many sessions and uplifting the music without receiving that much credit. However, in 1975-1976, the busy studio musician was recorded on two occasions as a leader in jazz settings by Concord, and the results show that he is also a superior jazz player.

Johnson, teamed up with keyboardist Mike Melvoin, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Jake Hanna, and Bobbye Hall on congas for this date, puts plenty of soul and swinging ideas into such songs as “Georgia on My Mind,” “Please Send Me Someone to Love,” and “Parking Lot Blues.” The music is accessible, fairly basic, and fun.

01. Our Day will Come (6:30)
02. Georgia on My Mind (4:30)
03. Bucket O’ Blues (2:29)
04. Please Send Me Someone to Love (5:13)
05. Parking Lot Blues (7:56)
06. Don’t You Know Little Girl (4:38)
07. Time after Time (3:45)
08. Once More for Johnny (4:47)

Plas Johnson – saxophone
Ray Brown – bass
Herb Ellis – guitar
Bobbye Hall – congas
Jake Hanna – drums
Mike Melvoin – keyboards

Produced by Carl E. Jefferson
Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; September 1975
Remixed at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, CA
Recording and Remix Engineer: Phil Edwards
Art Direction: Karin Limmroth
Cover photography by David Fischer
Liner notes by Philip Elwood

1976, Concord Jazz, Inc.

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