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New Friends


Download links and information about New Friends by Fred Wesley. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul, Jazz, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:06:31 minutes.

Artist: Fred Wesley
Release date: 1990
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Soul, Jazz, Funk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:06:31
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No. Title Length
1. Rockin' in Rhythm 5:29
2. Honey Love 2:28
3. Bright Mississippi 5:57
4. The Love We Had (featuring Carmen Lundy) 6:32
5. For the Elders 9:58
6. Plenty, Plenty Soul 6:23
7. Blue Monk 7:58
8. Peace Fugue 6:04
9. Eyes So Beautiful As Yours (featuring Carmen Lundy) 5:54
10. Birks Works 6:08
11. D-Cup and Up 3:40



Trombonist Fred Wesley, best-known for his long-term association with James Brown, has long expressed the desire to play jazz. This is mostly a jazz-oriented CD although he hedges his bets a little with "Honey Love" (which has a cute vocal by Wesley over a calypso groove), an R&B-ish Carmen Lundy vocal on "Love We Had Stays On My Mind," the ballad "Eyes So Beautiful" and the funky "D-Cup And Up." But on the other six numbers Wesley plays in a boppish style influenced most by J.J. Johnson and there is a suitable amount of solo space for altoist Maceo Parker (heard at his best when trying to emulate Hank Crawford), trumpeter Stanton Davis and a restrained but tasteful Geri Allen on piano. Highlights include "Rockin' In Rhythm," Thelonious Monk's "Bright Mississippi" and "Birks Works" on the mixed but generally enjoyable bag.