Grover Washington, Jr.: Let it Flow (For "Dr. J")

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Let It Flow (For “Dr. J")

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Winelight (Elektra 305-2)

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Musicians:

Grover Washington, Jr. (alto sax), Ralph MacDonald (perussion), Marcus Miller (bass), Eric Gale (guitar), Steve Gadd (drums),

Paul Griffin (Fender Rhodes), Ed Walsh (Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer)

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Recorded: Rosebud Recording Studio June-July 1980

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Rating: 87/100 (learn more)

The late Grover Washington, Jr. loved basketball, particularly the Philadelphia 76ers, and his album Winelight features a tribute to 76ers legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving that is, by turns, graceful and driving. Opening smoothly with a sweet melody and a gentle groove, the tune soon escalates into a furious jam, Washington’s rapid-flow sax work offset by Marcus Miller’s funky bass. An elegant tribute to a great player that’s well worth checking out.

Reviewer: Lucy Tauss

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  • 1 Jeremia Radix // Apr 25, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    A wonderfull music high skill , performance and a good team player jazz. I hope in the next time born another jazz like them. I appreciate for this moment.