Done It Again (CD)
Throughout his career, vibraphonist Johnny Lytle never recorded with a major record label, preferring instead to cut tracks for lesser-known but respected imprints like Riverside Records and others. This may have prevented him from becoming as popular as some of the big names he recorded with—Wynton Kelly, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Roy Ayers among them—but his dedication to following his own creative instincts made the man known as “Fast Hands” an icon amongst true jazz aficionados worldwide. His 1967 record “Done It Again” captures Lytle at his best, bursting with energy and verve to spare. The bright West Coast-flavored title cut is balanced by tender ballads like “The Nearness of You” and “If I Should Leave You,” all held together by Lytle's dynamic presence and tight arrangements. Packaged in a gatefold paste-on mini LP jacket, Lytle's Done It Again is required listening for any jazz fan, and Get On Down is proud to present this rare and important record for a new generation of listeners to experience and enjoy.
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