Sunday, July 2, 2017
THE L.A. FOUR - "GOING HOME"
Artist: The L.A. Four
Album: Going Home
Label: East Wind
Catalog: EW 1000
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Sleeve design: Heyglow Kabayashi
Cover photo: Taishi Hirokawa - Brad Elterman
Grade: **** stars
I know that in the mid and late-'70s 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 ...