Doug Carn – Adam’s Apple

23 Jan

Doug Carn’s fourth and final album for Black Jazz ‘Adams Apple’ from 1974 is a much funkier and upbeat record. It still retains the deep spiritual jazz theme but is expressed more joyously with ‘Chant’, ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Sweet Season’ being the most uptempo tracks. His organ playing is more evident throughout especially on the instrumental ‘The Messenger’.

There is an early Earth Wind and Fire influence (he played with them) and a frantic cover of ‘Mighty Mighty’. ‘Western Sunrise’ is a beautiful track to close the set on. Joyce Greene and John Conner replace Jean as the vocalist, and the band includes Ronnie Laws, Calvin Keys and Big Black.

Reissue: New Decode

Release: DS145s

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/Sphinx

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

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5 Responses to “Doug Carn – Adam’s Apple”

  1. quadro2013 January 24, 2015 at 21:51 #

    The descriotion sounds interresting. Thank You again!!

  2. Owen Smith January 24, 2015 at 14:34 #

    I like this even though it’s not what I’d normally go for. Great mix, excellent use of the quad with plenty going on in the rears. Great drums and brass parts. The whole thing is very rythmic and 1970s funk.

  3. bigheadrascal January 23, 2015 at 23:11 #

    Nicely mixed with a convincing “liveness” to it. QS/Sphinx rocks! Thanks for presenting this selection.

  4. joeerand January 23, 2015 at 19:54 #

    I enjoy this music also. Looking forward to hearing it.

  5. g335 January 23, 2015 at 14:31 #

    I enjoy the music on this label, thanks for posting this OD! It’s unfortunate that there weren’t very many quad releases from them. Appreciate your efforts. 🙂

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