Customer Reviews

13
4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
12
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Best Of
Format: Audio CDChange
Price:$9.99 + Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 1999
This recording reveals the Jazz Crusaders as young lions. With that in mind, they really show true energy and fervor in this collection. THIS CD IS TRULY IS HIDDEN GEM and should be considerd as one of the greatest "best of" jazz recordings ever assembled. Not many people are familar with the original Jazz Crusaders (Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson, and Stix Hooper) early music which is for the most part, extremly hard-bopping modern jazz. You will jig in your seat at work or in the car, and all out cut the rug at home. The recording mixes original tunes with compositions by Wes Montgomery and Jackie McLean. "Appointment in Ghana",and "Congolese Sermon", are two of the swingingest jazz tunes I have ever heard. Every song on the CD is infectous and will no doubt stay in your head for days. If you want to supplement or even begin a jazz cd collection, buy this cd. You will not be disappointed.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2003
When I first saw/heard The Jazz Crusaders at a club in Houston in the late '70's they blew me out of my seat. And this CD had me reaching for my seat belt again. What a delight to hear free wheeling, swinging, bluey jazz from these guys at their rollicking best. Five stars to all. Wilton Felder's sax is gutsy, earthy, swinging and always honest. Wayne Henderson proves a trombone can swing and be smooth. Stix Hooper gives a lesson on how to drive a group and still stay out of everyone's way. Absolutely tasty drum work. His simply riding a cymbal is something to behold. And of course, Joe Sample it in top form on this CD. If you appreciate jazz solos that are inventive, creative and "go somewhere and then come back" this CD for you. No mindless noodling from these guys. Jazz like it was meant to be played.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2003
This recording reveals the Jazz Crusaders as young lions. With that in mind, they really show true energy and fervor in this collection. THIS CD IS TRULY IS A HIDDEN GEM and should be considerd as one of the greatest "best of" jazz recordings ever assembled. Not many people are familar with the original Jazz Crusaders (Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson, and Stix Hooper) early music which is for the most part, extremly hard-bopping modern jazz. You will jig in your seat at work or in the car, and all out cut the rug at home. The recording mixes original tunes with compositions by Wes Montgomery and Jackie McLean. "Appointment in Ghana",and "Congolese Sermon", are two of the swingingest jazz tunes I have ever heard. Every song on the CD is infectous and will no doubt stay in your head for days. If you want to supplement or even begin a jazz cd collection, buy this cd. You will not be disappointed.
(reposting of my July 24, 1999, review)
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2004
This cd is a collection of their hits from the early to mid 1960's. This was the era in Jazz just before acoustic went electronic. These guys were unbelievable. "New Time Shuffle" is such a cool song. "The Young Rabbits", excellent! "Freedom Sound", should be the theme song for every cool person in the world. Check out the guitar by guest artist Joe Pass on "Out Back". 9 songs, 9 dozes of coolness!!!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2003
This CD brings back soooo many memories. If you like it hot, smooth and funky, this is the CD for you. I got to go now, I need to listen to this CD one more time.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 25, 2005
years ago, i was sitting in my car, waiting for a friend of mine to get off work. i had tuned into my local jazz radio station to listen to whast they were playing. about 2 songs into the show, "Freedom Sound" came on. i sat there transfixed and mesmerised by this perfect jazz sound. i waited to listen to the dj announce who the group was and it was the aptly named Jazz Crusaders. a band that i had heard about, but had never listened to up to that point in time. well, that night changed all of that and i promptly went to the music store and bought this cd the next day. i was delighted to find that not only is "Freedom Sound" a song that grows better and deeper everytime i listen to it, but that every single song on this album is a bonafide classic. exceptional in everyway, down to the last melody line and the flawless execution of these tunes.

wow. group jazz just doesn't get much better than this.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2002
This answers the question. Listening to this release and you can appreciate that it is all that jazz is supposed to be.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on December 19, 2012
The cover on this album reminds me of the original 33 rpm that I bought in the 60's, the only problem is it donot have the original song selections, if I would ever find it again I would probably have a stroke. Their music is always great to me!!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on May 21, 2013
Great collection of early Jazz Crusaders material. This is for those who loved the Jazz Crusaders before they turned into a fusion group.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on May 2, 2010
Nice collection of tunes in a more traditional vein. If you know the Crusaders, but don't have any Jazz Crusaders, this CD is for you!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
The Crusaders Gold
The Crusaders Gold by The Crusaders (Audio CD - 2007)

The Best of Crusaders
The Best of Crusaders by The Crusaders (Audio CD - 2000)

Those Southern Knights
Those Southern Knights by The Crusaders (Audio CD - 1997)
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.