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Stanley Cowell / Billy Harper / Reggie Workman / Billy Hart - Such Great Friends (Strata East / Pure Pleasure) LP

Stanley Cowell / Billy Harper / Reggie Workman / Billy Hart - Such Great Friends (Strata East / Pure Pleasure) LP

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Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

A lost bit of late Strata East -- and an all-star session that never lets up! The album's a quartet effort - led by Stanley Cowell, but equally featuring participation from Billy Harper on tenor, Reggie Workman on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. The overall feel is a lot like Harper's own work from the time -- particularly his late 70s Japanese sessions - driven strongly by Cowell's modal approach to the groove, a sound that's perfectly executed by the team of Workman and Hart. The tracks are all quite long, spinning out with a freely expressive approach.  Brian Olewnick/AMG

Personnel: Stanley Cowell, piano

                    Billy Harper, tenor saxophone

                    Reggie Workman, bass

                    Billy Hart, drums

Recorded July 7, 1983 at Sound Studios New York, NY

FORMAT: 180 gram vinyl                                                                                           

Tracklist:

Side A:

1. Sweet Song / 2. Destiny Is Yours   

Side B:

1. Layla Joy / 2. East Harlem Nostalgia  

Strata East / Pure Pleasure  SES-9004