The worlds of jazz, soul and blues met in King Curtis, perhaps the most celebrated tenor saxophonist of his era. Born Curtis Ousley in Texas in 1934, he moved to New York City in the mid Fifties and worked with some of the world's most famous acts. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, but contributed his genius to many genres
Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery; February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophonist known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. Variously a bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer
Soul Meeting is the sixth album by saxophonist King Curtis and was released on the Prestige label in 1960 as 7222 and PRLP 7222. It features performances by Curtis, Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, Paul Chambers, Belton Evans, and Oliver Jackson. All compositions by King Curtis, except where noted. Soul Meeting" – 7:01. All the Way" (Jimmy Van Heusen,Sammy Cahn) – 5:30. Jeep's Blues" (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges) – 6:55.
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King Curtis, an influential and greatly in-demand R&B tenorman, made relatively few jazz dates in his career. The music is blues-based bop, with seven basic Curtis originals and four standards.
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