Monday, March 19, 2007

Bernard Purdie- Wade In the Water

Dried up.

Someone spent a lot of money on this project. It has a full orchestra conducted by Gil Goldstein and heavyweight soloists like the Brecker Brothers and Eddie Harris. The model on the cover of the elaborate CD package appears topless on the liner notes booklet. And for all that effort, the 1996 release is out-of-print and is selling for the price of a cheap cup of coffee. Fabled soul session drummer Bernard Purdie is worth the noble effort, of course, but this feels like a financial investment gone horribly wrong.

My review of The Elders' big St. Patrick's Day concert is here.

I'll be on a blogger's holiday the rest of the week.

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