Another fine reissue from the good folks at Jazzman - they really do dig deeper! Here we have the funky fat jazz sounds of D.C.'s Hilton Felton, a sound similar to that of early 70's greats like Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, and Brother Jack McDuff. Jazzman has gone ahead and restored The Best of Hilton Felton from the original master tapes of a few very rare private press LPs, so if you like heavy organ funk, this is a must! From Jazzman "This is the fantastic funky jazz sound of Hilton Felton, and let me tell you that the cool, rhythmic, pulsating drive of this album will get next to your mind. The city of Washington DC claims Hilton Felton, we love him here and we want the rest of the country and the world to know of his amazing talents. Hilton Felton is a monster within himself, he can write, produce and is a wizard on the piano and Hammond B3. This album consists of five tunes recorded over the years 1970 thru ’74 for his very own Hilton’s Concept record company, and I guarantee you that he and his fellow band members will pour it on you by the pail full." Comes complete with original liner notes written with the help of the Felton family.
- music label: Jazzman 2012
reviewed by TKB 06/2012