More Soul

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More Soul
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Studio album by Hank Crawford
Released 1961 (1961)
Recorded October 7, 1960 (1960-10-07)
Genre Jazz
Length 38:10
Label Atlantic
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Hank Crawford chronology
More Soul
(1960)
The Soul Clinic
(1961)

More Soul is an album by jazz saxophonist Hank Crawford. Atlantic Records released the album in 1961.[1] More Soul is Crawford's first album as a leader,[2] recorded on October 7, 1960[3] while he was the music director in Ray Charles' group.[4] Charles provided the arrangement for the track "The Story."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Penguin Guide to Jazz 3/4 stars[5]

Thom Jurek of allmusic gives the album a three-and-a-half star rating (of a possible five), noting that "[t]he material is swinging, front-ended, soul-inflected hard bop with tunes arranged by Crawford" and that "Crawford's tone as a soloist is sweet yet edgy and raw, full of emotion and warmth."[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz describes the album as "sonorous and churchy in the Brother Ray mode…" and gives the album a three-star rating (of a possible four).[5]

In 1961, Ralph Gleason, in a review for Down Beat, gave the album five stars.

Track listing[edit]

All titles arranged by Hank Crawford, except where indicated.[2]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Boo's Tune"   Moody 6:41
2. "Angel Eyes"   Dennis, Brent 6:34
3. "Four Five Six"   Crawford 5:09
4. "The Story" (Charles, arr.[2]) Moody 4:43
5. "Dat Dere"   Timmons, Brown 4:53
6. "Misty"   Garner, Burke 5:34
7. "Sister Sadie"   Silver 4:36

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ More Soul at Discogs
  2. ^ a b c d e f Jurek, Thom. More Soul: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Atlantic Records Catalog: 1300 series". Jazz Discography Project. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Crawford, Hank (2 February 2009) [1998]. Hank Crawford, Memphis Rhythm King. Interview with Terry Gross. NPR. Fresh Air. Retrieved 24 April 2014. The musical turning point in his life came in 1958 when Ray Charles asked him to play baritone in his band. Crawford eventually switched to alto and in 1960 became the band's music director. Three years later, he left Ray Charles to lead his own band. 
  5. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. pp. 316–317. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.