More Soul

Hank Crawford

27 October 2003
Alto player Hank Crawford also began his musical career in Ray Charles’ band from 1958, and remained with them– becoming their musical director – until 1963.  Recorded for the Atlantic label in 1960, More Soul, his explosive debut as a leader, includes beautiful renditions of ballads such as ‘Angel Eyes’ and Erroll Garner’s ‘Misty’, as well as Bobby Timmons’ ‘Dat Dere’ and Horace Silver’s ‘Sister Sadie’.  Liner notes include foreword by Atlantic producer Joel Dorn, as well as interviews of Ray Charles and Hank Crawford by David Ritz.