Much Les

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Much Les
Much Les.jpg
Studio album by
Released1969
RecordedJuly 22, 23 & 24 and November 20, 1968
Atlantic Studios and RCA Studios, New York.
GenreJazz
Length37:09
LabelAtlantic
SD 1516
ProducerJoel Dorn
Les McCann chronology
Live at Bohemian Caverns - Washington, DC
(1967)
Much Les
(1969)
Swiss Movement
(1969)

Much Les is an album by pianist Les McCann recorded in 1968 and was his first released on the Atlantic label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic gives the album 5 stars stating "One of Les McCann's greatest albums, Much Les encapsulates much of what McCann did best in his early years, while adding a few novel embellishments -- like a string section and Latin percussionists -- that enhance his core sound. The results are winning, likable, and consistently engaging, making for an underrated classic. ...the program is nicely varied, and the richer, more expanded arrangements serve to highlight -- not obscure -- the McCann trio's command of the groove. That's what makes Much Les such an enjoyable, essential listen".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Les McCann except as indicated

  1. "Doin' That Thing" (Leroy Vinnegar) - 8:32
  2. "With These Hands" (Abner Silver, Benny Davis) - 5:35
  3. "Burnin' Coal" - 6:36
  4. "Benjamin" - 5:45
  5. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 6:34
  6. "Roberta" - 8:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Records Catalog: 1500 series accessed March 8, 2016
  2. ^ Freed., R. Les McCann Discography accessed March 8, 2016
  3. ^ a b Huey, Steve. Much Les – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 8, 2016.