Sat February 25, 2012
Last Call Review: Patrick Butler / Solar Sailing / butlerjazz.com
Guitarist Patrick Butler and legendary keyboarist Ricky Williams reunite in the studio after 35 years on this solid jazz funk date. Solar Sailing has all of the ingredients you would want from a recording of its kind. Butler and Williams were much in demand players in New York in the 1970s, supplying live music to dancers in the New York Club scene until the wee hours. Now they have reunited to record a studio session which captures the excitement of this old school danceable funk. With Joshua Harris, on saxophone, Andre Allen on drums, Mondo Reyes on bass and Julio Muniz on congas, percussion, the band draws the listener in with irresistible grooves. Recommended listening!