Limited edition pressing for Black Friday Record Store Day 2016! The Three Sounds, fronted by the legendary jazz pianist Gene Harris, was one of the most important soul jazz piano trios from the mid 50s through the 1960s. They released a string of hit records for Blue Note before moving on to labels like Verve, Mercury and Limelight. Groovin' Hard: Live at the Penthouse 1964 - 1968 collects recordings from Seattle's long time local treasure, the Penthouse. The material covers jazz standards ("Bluesette," "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" and "Yours Is My Heart Alone"); soulful treatments of popular tunes of the day ("The Shadow of Your Smile," "Girl Talk" and the theme from "Caesar and Cleopatra"); and the soulful originals, "Blue Genes"; "Rat Down Front" and "The Boogaloo," some of which have never before been released. Ten tracks in all. Released by Resonance Records on 180 gram vinyl housed in a hand numbered sleeve.
- 1200 copies pressed, hand numbered
- 180 gram vinyl
- indie-retail exclusive
- music label: Resonance Records 2016
reviewed by Cool Hand 12/2016