I had a record-buying walk in the Manhattan heat on Saturday. More detailed reviews to come soon, but I can tell you that I did manage to score a reasonably cheap copy of Brother Jack McDuff’s ‘The Heatin’ System’, a funk-jazz double album from 1972. I also picked up a Gary McFarland LP (a posthumous compilation of tracks from his Skye and Buddha LPs), the Japanese Cast album of Hair (this was a gift for someone else actually), and a nice late 60s Milt Jackson album on Verve. Also, my sealed copy of Quincy Jones’s ‘Quincy plays for pussycats’ arrived today.

I should really stop all this…

Hoping Turkey and South Korea win…

Quincy Jones: 'Quincy Plays for Pussycats' (LP; Mercury; 1965)
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This LP is sealed. I'll open it tonight and report back. The tracks are:

  1. What's New Pussycat
  2. The Gentle Rain
  3. Blues in the Night
  4. After Hours
  5. Blues For Trumpet & Koto
  6. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  7. A Walk in the Black Forest
  8. Non-Stop To Brazil
  9. The Hucklebuck
  10. Mack The Knife
  11. Sermonette
  12. The "In" Crowd

Reporting back: It's a nice album, although the arrangements are slightly more brassy and less stringy than I woiuld have liked. Overall, it has a very mid-60s style sound, not unlike records I own by Les and Larry Elgart (that great 'gogo' record featuring 'St. James Infirmary') and Enoch Light (the discotheque albums). So, I like this, but it's not totally where I'm at right now.

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