Reggie Andrews And The Fellowship - Mystic Beauty LP
Label: Mad About Records
Release Date: August 30th, 2019
Mad About Records present a reissue of Reggie Andrews and The Fellowship's Mystic Beauty, originally released in 1969. '60s jazz holy grail LP out of California – a mythical album on many jazz collector's want-lists. This LP is on the extremely limited and sought-after private press label HME. It has deep Latin, Afro/Cuban-influences, and consists primarily of acoustic jazz pieces. Influences also range from the cerebral to the soulful, but it defies any one-dimensional tag like "spiritual jazz" or "soul-jazz" or "jazz-funk." Heralding from LA and led by pianist Reggie Andrews, it doesn't sound particularly "west coast." It's a beautiful session all around, really something special and profound. In recent years, Reggie Andrews has taught, mentored, and produced many talented musicians including Patrice Rushen, Terrace Martin, Ndugu Chancler, and the Dazz Band who wrote "Let It Whip," along with his close friend Leon Ndugu Chancler. He is the founder of the jazz-fusion group Karma. He worked with Earth, Wind & Fire, produced Moacir Santos for Blue Note Records, served as an "electronics consultant" for Donald Byrd, and took to mentoring The Pharcydeand J Dilla.