Sunday, July 2, 2017

THE L.A. FOUR - "GOING HOME"


Artist: The L.A. Four
Album: Going Home
Label: East Wind
Catalog: EW 1000
Year: 1977
Genre: jazz
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Sleeve design: Heyglow Kabayashi
Cover photo: Taishi Hirokawa - Brad Elterman
Grade: **** stars



I that iknow that in the mid and late-'70s know these guys (guitarist Laurindo Almeida, bassist Ray Brown, drummer Shelly Manne and sax player Bus Shank), were quite popular in jazz circles.  Judging by this album, their work is certainly relaxing, but not particularly my style.  That said, the Taishi Hirokawa album cover was stunning. Judge for yourself ...