Eddie Russ’s debut album Fresh Out was recorded in Detroit in 1974. The album featured the group The Mixed Bag, which Russ put together in 1972 from members of the local Detroit jazz community, where he had made his base. Fresh Out, originally released on the independent Jazz Masters label, also later became the debut release for Soul Jazz Records when they released the album in 1992 (20 years ago!).


Soul Jazz Records/Universal Sound are now reissuing this classic dance jazz album digitally remastered and cased in bespoke original artwork exact reproduction on hardboard Jap-style box case CD and a very limited (1000 worldwide) heavyweight US-made heavy board and 180 gram vinyl edition


In his long and distinguished career, the legendary Pittsburgh-born keyboardist Russ played with a stunning array of legendary jazz musicians that included Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Roland Kirk, Sonny Stitt, Sarah Vaughan, Hank Mobley, Cal Tjader, among many others.


Eddie Russ and The Mixed Bag released two more seminal classic jazz-funk albums in the mid-70s (‘See The Light’ and ‘Take A Look at Yourself’). The Mixed Bag released it’s own album (with Russ appearing under the alias Gaff Dunson!) on Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin and Marcus Belgrave’s collective Tribe label and members of this group also recorded for Kenny Cox and Charles Moore’s similarly styled Strata label – the two main independent record labels in Detroit during the 1970s.

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