Andy Bey - Experience And Judgment LP
Label: Real Gone
Blue vinyl edition of 1,000.
Crate diggers have long dug this 1973 soul jazz classic on the Atlantic label... it's far more than your usual jazz vocal record. Vocalist/pianist Andy Bey imbues every number here with a spiritual depth and soulful intensity, yet Experience and Judgment is a relaxing, uplifting listen reminiscent of Bill Withers or Roy Ayers. Some credit for this album's unique vibe must also be given to producer William S. "Bill" Fischer (Eugene McDaniels, Herbie Mann), who composes a couple tunes here and lends his distinctive touch on keyboards. Whether your taste in jazz runs to free, funk, or even quiet storm, Experience and Judgment delivers.