Down to Earth (Freddie Roach album)

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Down to Earth
Studio album by Freddie Roach
Released 1962
Recorded August 23, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 38:57
Label Blue Note
BST 84113
Producer Alfred Lion
Freddie Roach chronology
Down to Earth
(1962)
Mo' Greens Please
(1963)

Down to Earth is the debut album by American organist Freddie Roach recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Freddie Roach differentiated himself from the legions of soul-jazz organists on his debut album, Down to Earth. Many jazz organists played the instrument down and dirty, and while there's funk in Roach's playing, his style is ultimately lighter than many of his peers, with clean, concise solos and chords... the signature of Down to Earth is Roach's tasteful bluesy grooves, which prove to be just as entertaining as the hotter styles of his Blue Note peers Jimmy Smith and John Patton".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Freddie Roach
  1. "De Bug" - 6:46
  2. "Ahm Miz" - 5:53
  3. "Lujan" - 6:33
  4. "Althea Soon" - 8:11
  5. "More Mileage" - 6:39
  6. "Lion Down" - 4:55

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 2, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed November 2, 2010