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Les Is More

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Download links and information about Les Is More by Les McCann. This album was released in 1967 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 58:01 minutes.

Artist: Les McCann
Release date: 1967
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 58:01
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Maleah 8:38
2. With These Hands 5:57
3. Samia 7:29
4. All the Way 8:45
5. Les By Night 6:06
6. Little Blue Volkswagon 4:13
7. Clapformation 2:56
8. Bird Story 8:09
9. Compared to What 5:48

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Joel Dorn's short-lived Night Music label featured private tapes of some of his favorite jazz artists. Pianist/vocalist Les McCann had collected 500 mostly undated private tapes through the years (the dates listed above are estimates) and this CD is drawn from that archive. McCann and his 1967 trio perform the groove tune "Maleah" and "With These Hands" (the latter has McCann's vocal) while "Samia" reunites the pianist with Eddie Harris. There are also a few numbers without McCann. One features singer Roberta Flack (a few months before cutting her first record for Atlantic) and there is an odd collage of L.A. appearances by such artists as Cannonball Adderley, Stanley Turrentine and Carmen McRae but unfortunately those are just excerpts. "Clapformation" features an excellent R&B alto solo by Gerald Albright from very early in his career and there is also a later version of McCann's hit "Compared to What." Very much a mixed bag, this CD (which is far from essential) is a historical curiosity at best.