Hail Ceasar!

Ceasar Frazier

Reissue of the debut from soul jazz player and former Marvin Gaye band member Ceasar Frazier, we have this on baby blue and canary yellow half-and-half vinyl.Expected to ship in early August 2020

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color Baby Blue & Canary Yellow Half-and-Half
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Tidal Waves Music
mastering engineer Howard Craft
pressing location Precision Record Pressing (PRP)
release type Reissue
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Hailing from Indianapolis, Caesar Frazier (spelled "Ceasar" from time to time) was a funky soul-jazz organist who recorded several albums for the Eastbound/Westbound label family during the '70s. In addition to recording on his own, Frazier also played keyboards in Marvin Gaye's backing band. Collaborations with contemporaries were numerous, and to this day Frazier’s legacy is still alive through samples and remixes from outfits such as Gang Starr and Arrested Development.

In 1972 Frazier cut his first album Hail Ceasar! which featured musicians commonly associated with the Prestige label's jazz-funk outings—Melvin Sparks (guitar), Houston Person (tenor), and Idris Muhammad (drums). 

Next to his own material you can also find a few cover tunes on here (by Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes, David Gates of Bread, and Sly Stone). Production on the album was handled by Bob Porter (responsible for many superb jazz productions for Prestige and Atlantic) and to top it all off, recording duties were handled by Rudy Van Gelder (known for recording Miles Davis in the early 1950’s and the countless work he did for Blue Note, Prestige, Verve, and many others).

This is soul-jazz at its finest.


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