The Mighty Burner: The Best of His Highnote Recordings

The Mighty Burner: The Best of His Highnote Recordings

by Charles EarlandCharles Earland


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The Mighty Burner: The Best of His Highnote Recordings is a comprehensive single-disc overview of the final recordings made by one of the masters of the Hammond B-3, Charles Earland. These ten previously issued tracks were recorded in the late '90s and are taken from the albums Blowing the Blues Away, Cookin' With the Mighty Burner, If Only for One Night, Slammin' & Jammin', and his last session, Stomp! Even at this late period in his career, Earland's six originals and four cover versions of "Blowing the Blues Away," "Sister Sadie," "Organyk Groove," and "Killer Joe" are executed with vigor, guts, and inspiration. Alongside the organist on these tracks was an awesome set of rotating musicians who provided the delicate balance between post-bop technical excellence and the greasy funk of soul-jazz, including Eric Alexander and Carlos Garnett on tenor saxophones, trumpeter James Rotundi, guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Bernard Purdie. This highly recommended compilation demonstrates that, even in the closing years of Charles Earland's life, his recorded output remained both mighty and burning.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2004
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375712822
catalogNumber: 757128


  1. Blowin' the Blues Away
  2. Sister Sadie
  3. The Count Is in the House
  4. Stomp!
  5. My Love
  6. Organyk Groove
  7. Killer Joe
  8. The Creation
  9. My Blues Is Funky
  10. Transfiguration

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Earland   Primary Artist,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Carlos Garnett   Tenor Saxophone
Najee   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Melvin Sparks   Guitar
Eric Alexander   Tenor Saxophone
Bob DeVos   Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Jim Rotondi   Trumpet
Gary Fritz   Percussion
Bill Boris   Guitar
Michael Karn   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Charles Earland   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Carlos Garnett   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Joe Fields   Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Benny Golson   Composer
Brad Wrolstad   Art Direction

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