Face to Face
(Bonus Tracks, Remastered, Reissue)
One of the all-time great tenor/organ sessions on Blue Note - totally fierce, with a sound that's a lot rawer than most other work on the label! The incredible Baby Face Willette grooves it hard and heavy on Hammond - working in a quartet that includes Fred Jackson on tenor, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums - a killer lineup that makes for a very cooking sound throughout! There's a bit of an R&B tinge to most of the tracks on the set gutbucket soul jazz, of the sort you'd hear on a label like Prestige, but recorded with more of the Blue Note sense of poise and professionalism - a very unique blend that makes the album an essential one in any collection.