Henry Franklin | The Skipper At Home

Henry Franklin

the skipper at home

Label: Real Gone Music
Cat No: RLGM126411PMI

Status: Landed

Henry Franklin Jazz LP Real Gone Music Reissue


Blue Lights

What Was

Soft Spirit

The Magic Boy

Venus Fly Trap

Waltz for Boobuss

Black Jazz reissued... Bassist Henry Franklin's 1974 follow-up LP... including trumpeter Oscar Brashear, tenor/soprano sax Charles Owens, and pianist Bill Henderson (here billed as Kemang Sunduza). But The Skipper at Home also boasts ace talents like keyboardist Kirk Lightsey (memorably featured on the Roland Haynes Black Jazz release 2nd Wave), trombonist Al Hall, Jr. (who appeared on Black Jazz releases from Doug Carn, Chester Thompson, and Calvin Keys), and drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, who's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Joe Henderson. The result is an album that, like The Skipper, is rooted in bop but one that nods to some of the currents that were swirling in jazz at the time; it's a little freer, a little more electric.