Gettin' Off CD
CD Review

 

 

Best known for his supporting work on Rusty Bryant's Prestige dates Fire-Eater and Wildfire, Bill Mason proves himself a formidable leader with his lone solo session, the aptly titled jazz-funk outing Gettin' Off. Recorded with the estimable talents of drummer Idris Muhammad and flautist Hubert Laws, the album's physicality is astounding; Mason is a superbly soulful Hammond organist, conjuring spiraling, spellbinding grooves that seem to grow deeper and more relentless with each successive track. He's also a fine composer with originals like "Mister Jay" and the scorching title cut standing tall alongside covers highlighted by Al Green's immortal "Let's Stay Together." (Gettin' Off was reissued on CD in 1999 as half of a Westbound two-fer with Gary Chandler's Outlook.)


TRACKLIST


  1. The Lord Is Near (Psalm 145:1-21 NKJV) – 5:34
  2. Reflection I (Selah: Pause and Meditate) – 2:26
  3. It Is Well with My Soul (Isaiah 66:12) – 3:59
  4. High and Lofty One (Isaiah 57:15) – 2:37
  5. Reflection II (Selah: Pause and Meditate) – 1:46
  6. As A Deer (Psalm 42:1-2) – 3:26
  7. Reflection III (Selah: Pause and Meditate) – 1:52
  8. Rivers of Light (James 1:2-4, 16-18) – 2:48
  9. In the Garden (I Come To The Garden, John 20:18) – 7:32
  10. Reflection IV (Selah: Pause and Meditate) – 1:37
  11. I Will Praise You with My Whole Heart (Psalm 138:1-3 NKJV) – 4:03
  12. Reflection V (Selah: Pause and Meditate) – 1:54
  13. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Lamentations 3:23) – 4:48

CREDITS


  • Bill Mason – Organ
  • Hubert Laws – Tenor Sax, Flute
  • Gary Chandler – Trumpet
  • Wilbert Longmire – Guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – Fender Bass
  • Idris Muhammad – Drums
  • Ron Coleman – Conga
  • Producer – Bob Porter
  • Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Album Design – Curry Koller
  • Cover Photo – Al Johnson

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