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Strata Records Inc.

The Lyman Woodard Organization ‎– Saturday Night Special

$39.00

Strata Records Inc.

The Lyman Woodard Organization ‎– Saturday Night Special

$39.00

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A TAV Essential Listening Album.

“Possibly the best known of Strata’s releases, The Lyman Woodard Organization’s ‘Saturday Night Special’ is rightly heralded as a jazz fusion classic. Recorded in 1975, ‘Saturday Night Special’ features organ, electric piano and Mellotron by bandleader Lyman Woodard alongside guitar and bass by Ron English, with drums and percussion by Leonard King, Bud Spangler & Lorenzo “Mr. Rhythm” Brown respectively. Despite the fairly sparse instrumentation, ‘Saturday Night Special’ lays down an impressive wall of sound, powerfully atmospheric in its almost low-fi aesthetic. Hinting at more traditional jazz, rhythm & blues, afro-cuban styles and more, the uniqueness of this album is surely in its feel: summoning up images of a vast industrial landscape, assembly lines and urban decay. In other words, this record sounds like Detroit.” – BBE

“Saturday Night Special is certainly a contemporary jazz cult classic album if there ever was one. Merging the heart and soul of Detroit jazz and rhythm & blues while also tossing in a little Latin music, keyboardist Lyman Woodard was at the forefront of defining an instrumental identity for the Motor City on this recording. With top-notch guitarist Ron English, saxophonist Norma Jean Bell, drummer Leonard King, and percussionists Lorenzo Brown and Bud Spangler, Woodard provided solid, head-nodding groove music punctuated by heady, at times spacy jazz improvisation that set the standard for any rival or modern-day jam band.” – All Music

Item description:        

Artist:

The Lyman Woodard Organization

Title:

Saturday Night Special

Label:

Strata Records, Inc.

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2009

Genre:

Funk / Soul

Style:

Funk

Catalog No:

SRI-105-75

Condition:

New