Bernard Purdie

Soul to Jazz - 3 Vinyl-LP incl. Download Code

  • Format: Vinyl
  • Kat Nr.: ACTLP 9242-1
  • Barcode: 614427924216
  • VÖ. Deutschland: 26.05.2023
  • Genre: US Jazz, Jazz

Now on vinyl for the first time: Bernard Purdie's "Soul to Jazz" is a timeless classic and a blueprint of the soul jazz genre with all its facets. Above all, however, the album is a portrait of one of the most influential and best drummers in the world, who made jazz groove with his inimitable funky soul beat.

Vinyl € 39,99

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Who did Aretha Franklin not want to miss out on when she recorded her most inspiring albums in the early seventies? Who gave Steely Dan the beat, who did Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, B.B. King, "Sweet" Lou Donaldson and Joe Cocker give the chair behind the drums? The list is incomplete, but it must be, because no drummer has seen the inside of a studio as often as Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. On more than 4,000 albums, the art of the artist born in 1939 in Elkton, Maryland strengthens his partners.Clues, however, to the man's unique qualities are already provided by this small excerpt. Not for nothing do colleagues attribute the "funkiest soul beat" on the scene to the drummer, and consequently Purdie has never relied on the genre of jazz alone, but rather curiously looked beyond the borders. Sessions with the...


Bernard Purdie / drums

WDR Big Band directed by Gil Goldstein
Eddie Harris / tenor saxophone
Nils Landgren / trombone
Michael Brecker / tenor saxophone
Randy Brecker / flugelhorn
Dean Brown / guitar
Dave King / bass
Martin Moss / vocals
Stanley Turrentine / tenor saxophone
Hank Crawford & Vincent Herring alto saxophone
Junior Mance & Benny Green / piano
Cornell Dupree & George Naha / guitar
Stanley Banks / bass
Pancho Morales / percussion
Jack DeJohnette / drums
and many more


Soul to Jazz I
LP 1 and LP 2, A 01 - 04
Originally released on CD: 01.09.1996
Recorded March 5 - 15, 1996 at WDR Studios, Cologne. Recording engineers: Thomas Sehringer & Reinhold Nickel. Technics: Ruth Witt. Editional recordings: Chateau du Pape & Peer Studios, Hamburg
Mix (WDR): Wolfgang Hirschmann, Siggi Loch, Reinhold Nickel & Ruth Witt
Mix (PUK Studio, Denmark): Charlie Jensen & Siggi Loch
Mastering: Radu Marinescu & Liquid Gold
Produced by Wolfgang Hirschmann & Siggi Loch
A Co-Production of ACT Music and WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Soul to Jazz II
LP 2, A 05 and LP 3
Originally released on CD: 01.07.1998
Recorded January 24 - 26, 1997 at Avatar Studios, New York City
Mixed March 2 - 4, 1997 at Chung King Studios, New York City
Recorded and mixed by James Anderson
Mastered by Achim Kruse
Produced by Bob Belden
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch

Lacquer Disc Cutting by Sidney Claire Meyer at Emil Berliner Studios Berlin