Andy Bey - Shades Of Bey (Koko Music)

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Andy Bey - Shades Of Bey (Koko Music)

JAZZ "Allegedly Coltrane's favourite singer, Andy Bey recorded as vocalist for Max Roach, Horace Silver, Gary Bartz and Stanley Clarke in the late sixties/early seventies. He released one solo album and then disappeared from view for 20 years, resurfacing in the nineties. This 1998 album showcases his four-octave range, the intimacy of love songs and raw power of the blues on a mixture of standards ('Pretty Girl', 'Some Other Time'), Latin ('O Cantador', 'Drume Negrita'), modern (Nick Drake's 'River Man'), and a couple of original tunes. Available for the first time on vinyl, cut at 45rpm, it features Andy on vocals and on piano, with appearances from Gary Bartz and Geri Allen."