Review Of The Duke Pearson Cd Sweet Honey Bee

The exceptionally talented Rock artist Duke Pearson has released him CD entitled Sweet Honey Bee. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Duke Pearson fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Sweet Honey Bee Duke Pearson?s artistic excellence is on full display as Pearson has once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be him best work to date.

This one will grab your attention right from the very first note with Sweet Honey Bee and won?t let go until the very last note of the very last song Ready Rudy?, which by the way is another great track.

The nice thing about a CD like this is with this level of talent even if Rock isn?t your favorite style you still can?t help but appreciate the greatness of the artist.

Rock music fans will recognize some of the well known guests that have been assembled to play along with Pearson on several of the tracks. Artists like Rudy Van Geider and Ron Carter just to name a couple.

If you're even mildly into Rock music you'll enjoy this CD. Overall Sweet Honey Bee is an outstanding release. I give it my double thumbs up. You will not be disappointed with one single track.

While the entire CD is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 3 - After The Rain, track 5 - Big Bertha, and track 7 - Ready Rudy?.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [ in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - Sweet Honey Bee. Outstanding!

Sweet Honey Bee Release Notes:

Duke Pearson originally released Sweet Honey Bee on March 9, 2004 on the Blue Note Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Sweet Honey Bee 2. Sudel 3. After The Rain 4. Gaslight 5. Big Bertha 6. Empathy 7. Ready Rudy?

Personnel: Duke Pearson (piano); James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Ron Carter (bass); Mickey Roker (drums).

Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 7, 1966. Inlcudes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Bob Blumenthal.