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ARTIST
TITLE
Darkness, Darkness
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HP 5502CD HP 5502CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/10/2014

In 1971, shortly after he departed Chicago where he served as a prime sideman to both Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler, guitar king Phil Upchurch headed for the West Coast and recorded Darkness, Darkness (1972), a double album full of laid-back funky grooves and elegant, mind-blowing guitar work. Also features in-the-pocket string and horn arrangements (as well as some fine Fender Rhodes work) from Donny Hathaway with legendary session bassist Chuck Rainey and smooth jazz piano great Joe Sample in the house. Upchurch is one of the rare guitarists who can walk the line of jazz, blues, rock, soul, and funk, and that is displayed on countless occasions here.