Internationally acclaimed guitarist Ernest Ranglin with piano genius Leslie Butler in a dazzling quartet. Recorded in Jamaica in 1965. The album notes include an interview with Ranglin. Other Versions (5 of 5) View All. Cat.
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Ernest Ranglin (born June 19, 1932) is a famous Jamaican guitarist. As a child, Ranglin played ukulele, then guitar in his teen years. Charlie Christian was an early influence. Ranglin played on many classic recordings, with Jimmy Cliff, Monty Alexander, Prince Buster, The Skatalites, and others. Ranglin toured extensively with the Eric Deans Orchestra, one of the top bands in the Caribbean. In 1958, Chris Blackwell recorded a Ranglin single; it was the first Island Records release.
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Ernest Ranglin, Yossi Fine, Ian Inx Herman, Jonathan Korty.
While Ernest Ranglin's contribution to Jamaican music is large, his discography is uneven. There are hits and misses scattered throughout his fifty some odd years of playing. So hits like "Below the Bassline," & Charlie Hunter's "Earth Tones" are mixed among misses like "Grooving" & "Tribute to a Legend. An additional pitfall is that many of Ranglin's newer releases tend to be infected with a smooth jazz sensibility . The quartet uses no brass instruments as the guitar is complimented by traps, piano and bass. Kicking the album off, 'Soul De Ern' is as cool as the ice in a Rum Punch. Cherokee' is one of a few fantastic standards. Ranglin's guitar work here is phenomenal. His explosive playing is at all times expressive and cerebral.