Higher Ground (Johnny Hammond album)

Higher Ground is an album by jazz organist Johnny Hammond recorded for the Kudu label in 1973.[1][2]

Higher Ground
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Studio album by
Released1974
RecordedOctober 31 and November 1, 1973
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length35:56
LabelKudu
KU-16
ProducerCreed Taylor
Johnny Hammond chronology
The Prophet
(1972)
Higher Ground
(1974)
Gambler's Life
(1974)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]

The Allmusic site awarded the album 2 stars stating "Some of the arrangements seem, well... arranged, but as soon as Smith kicks in, the groove is established".[3]

The song "Big Sur Suite" has been sampled multiple times including The Beastie Boys "Pass the Mic" and Dr. Dre in "A Nigga Wit a Gun".

Track listingEdit

  1. "Catch My Soul" (Jack Good, Tony Joe White) - 7:19
  2. "Summertime/The Ghetto" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward/Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson) - 10:06
  3. "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder) - 10:33
  4. "Big Sur Suite" (Johnny "Hammond" Smith) - 9:04

PersonnelEdit

ProductionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Payne, D. Kudu Records discography accessed April 30, 2013
  2. ^ Johnny "Hammond" Smith discography accessed April 30, 2013
  3. ^ a b Earlwine, M. Allmusic listing accessed April 30, 2013.