Full Court Press
A dictionary definition of smooth jazz on this first ever vinyl reissue!

Full Court Press

Calvin Keys

€ 41,95
  • LP
Tidal Waves Music, Numero Group
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Best known for his critically lauded solo albums for the Black Jazz label in the early 1970s, Calvin Keys spent a decade on the road working as a session guitarist for Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal and Pharoah Sanders before getting down to work on his third—and perhaps best—LP. 

Full Court Press features an impressive arsenal of working road dogs that Keys had shared a stage with over the years, including drummer James Gadson, former Ikette Maxalyn Lewis, and journeymen bassists John Heard and Donald Beck

The result was a dictionary definition of smooth jazz, with washes of warm, laid back grooves pinned under Keys endless dancing up and down the fretboard. Originally issued on Olive Branch Records in 1985, the seven song album provides the perfect soundtrack to the dentist office of your dreams.

Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the FIRST ever vinyl reissue of “Full Court Press” (originally released on Olive Branch Records in 1985). This rare record (vintage copies are not easy to come by) now comes as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition, strictly limited to 1800 copies worldwide with obi strip and features the original artwork by John Heard (Azar Lawrence, Count Basie) & sleeve notes by Sherman Ferguson (Pharoah Sanders Quartet). Released exclusively for Record Store Day 2022.



  • 1.You Are All I Need04:28
  • 2.Bus Scene05:50
  • 3.Growing Pains05:18
  • 4.Love In Your Eyes03:56


  • 1.Touch04:55
  • 2.Dantu08:43
  • 3.Full Court Press07:07


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