Simply Macrame ***
Format: LP, Vinyl
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This superb Latin Jazz album that came out on a private label Jazz-Men in 1973 features a wonderful take on Freddie Hubbard’s Little Sunflower’ renamed ‘Simply Macrame’. Its 16 minutes is totally sublime. ‘Straight No Changes’ is a full-on Latin Bop masterpiece too. The bright Soul Jazz of ‘Caramba’ is another fine groove, whilst ‘Judy’s In Love’ drops the tempo toward mid. ‘Simply Macrame’ features drummer Ndugu and percussionist Mtume in the rhythm section. Superb, limited quantities don’t miss out.