Frank Strazzeri Limited edition 2×7" VINYL COLLECTION / Label Dynamite Cuts; cat no DYNAM7099/7100
Wow, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the support with Dynamite Cuts since 2017 when I opened a Pandora's box of 7" gems. When I thought about starting DC, I had a list of around 100 album tracks I wished I had as a 7" 45. Now 5 years (2022) later my list of 7" delights have become true. In the late 80s, I picked up the Frank Strazzeri "After the Rain" LP, which totally blew me away. Now, all these years later, these three magical choons have the honour of being my 100threlease. These titles are first time on 7" vinyl and all cut @ 45 rpm. An unmissable, perfect Jazz funk release
A – "After the rain"First up is "After the rain", a stunning & superb mellow groove led by the master flautist Sam Most. On this track Frank and Sam share the vibe in every way, the super sexy Flute & Rhodes grooves, solos give this track the 10/10. This track is so infectious in its wonderfulness, it puts it in my top ten jazz chillers All-time. Essential.
B – "Blue Moon"a superb Jazz bass sample intro, Sam Most on the Saxophone with Bobby Shew backing up on the Flugelhorn, this is a Jazz delight!! Moving from Latin grooves to 4/4 vibes which such ease. Frank's Rhodes solo creeps up on you at the end, love it. Sunday Jazz gem.
A – "Cloudburst"B – "Cloudburst" Part two – 10/10 truly amazing 100% Jazz Funk
"Cloudburst" PT1, is an organic track that opens with a wonderful Rhodes chord sequence that just gets me, every time ooooh! Introduce bass by Harvey Newmark to the laid-back groove intro, then BOOOOM!! Let's shift it up a gear, Rhodes clav vibe and super funky drums set the pace, with funky horns to complement that groove, Smokin' jazz funk!! Once the Flute comes in this track has taken me to the clouds and back. Part two kicks back right into the groove, a perfect club cut, with Frank on the Rhodes, Harvey on the Bass groove, this is one heavy groove.