Grover Washington, Jr.: Let it Flow (For "Dr. J")
Let It Flow (For “Dr. J")
Grover Washington, Jr. (alto sax)
Winelight (Elektra 305-2)
Paul Griffin (Fender Rhodes), Ed Walsh (Oberheim 8-voice synthesizer).
Recorded: Rosebud Recording Studio June-July 1980
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