Grover Washington, Jr.: Mister Magic
Grover Washington, Jr. (sax)
Mister Magic (Kudu 20)
Wayne Andre (trombone), Tony Studd (bass trombone), Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Matthew Raimondi (violins), Al Brown, Manny Vardi (violas), Charles McCracken, Alan Shulman (cello).
Recorded: November 1974
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
This is the title track from a classic album by one of contemporary jazz’s most beloved artists. A grooving, R&B-flavored jam, “Mister Magic” finds Washington’s soulful, slightly dusky, sax bolstered by an exceptional band that includes Bob James, Ralph MacDonald, Harvey Mason and Eric Gale, and punctuated by strings and horn punches. This tune is more than 30 years old and it still sounds as vital as it did when it first came out.
Reviewer: Lucy Tauss
Tags: smooth jazz