Bernard Purdie

Soul To Jazz - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9242-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92422 3
  • German Release: 01/09/1996
  • Genre: US-Jazz, Funky Jazz
Only digitally available

Which musician did Aretha Franklin definitely NOT want missing from the line-up when she recorded her most inspired albums at the beginning of the seventies? Who provided the back-beat for Steely Dan’s "Aja", and for whom have Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, B.B. King, "Sweet" Lou Donaldson, Joe Cocker and Hank Crawford reserved that stool behind the drum kit? The list is incomplete, it must be, because no other drummer in the last three decades has seen the interior of a recording studio as often as Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. The 57 year-old native of Elkton, Maryland has laid down the beat on over 3000 albums to date.This short list does, however, provide an idea of the unique qualities this man possesses. Colleagues describe the drummers style as the "funkiest soul beat" in the business, and Purdie...

line up

Bernard ''Pretty'' Purdie  - dr & WDR Big Band - conducted by Gil Goldstein
Eddie Harris -sax
Nils Landgren - tb
Michael Brecker - sax
Dean Brown - g
Randy Brecker - fl-horn
Dave King - b
Martin Moss - voc

Recording Information

Recorded at WDR Studios, Cologne, Germany
on March 5 - 15, 1996
Recording Engineers: Thomas Sehringer, Reinhold Nickel
Technics: Ruth Witt
Editional Recordings: Chateua du Papa & Peer Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed by W. Hirschmann, S. Loch, R. Nickel, R. Witt (WDR)
and Charlie Jensen, S. Loch (PUK Studio, Denmark)
Mastered by Radu Marinescu at Liquid Gold
Produced by Wolfgang Hirschmann and Siegfried Loch