Intensity (Charles Earland album)

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Intensity
Intensity (Charles Earland album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1972
RecordedFebruary 16 & 17, 1972
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz
Length51:52
LabelPrestige
PR 10041
ProducerCharles Earland
Charles Earland chronology
Soul Story
(1971)
Intensity
(1972)
Live at the Lighthouse
(1972)

Intensity is an album by organist Charles Earland which was recorded in 1972 and released on the Prestige label.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[5]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Even if the performances on Intensity weren't excellent, this Charles Earland session would be required listening for jazz historians because it marked the last recorded documentation of Lee Morgan. Only two days after Intensity was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio on February 17, 1972, the influential trumpeter was shot and killed by a girlfriend at the age of 33. Refusing to confine himself to hard bop, Morgan was exploring soul-jazz and fusion during the last years of his life -- and his enthusiasm for soul-jazz is hard to miss".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Earland except as indicated

  1. "Happy 'Cause I'm Goin' Home" (Robert Lamm) - 11:15
  2. "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 6:55
  3. "'Cause I Love Her" - 9:38
  4. "Morgan" - 10:25
  5. "Lowdown" (Peter Cetera, Danny Seraphine) - 8:20 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Speedball" (Lee Morgan) - 5:19 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed March 11, 2013
  2. ^ Jazzlists: Charles Earland discography, accessed November 28, 2017
  3. ^ Charles Earland discography, accessed November 30, 2017
  4. ^ a b Henderson, A. Allmusic listing accessed March 11, 2013
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 67. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.