Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
For some reason, this album gets name dropped every time a Best of Impulse! thread rears its ugly head. Don't get me wrong, it's an enjoyable listen, but it's no Attica Blues. Jazz vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery is the younger brother of guitar legend Wes and bass phenom Monk (who contributed his services on this record.) This Rather Than That is an eight track journey into groovey soul-jazz and vibey jazz funk with a bizarre blues undertone. The accessible funkier cuts and it's low price tag in the market place make it an attractive purchase for any record digger. The tune "Winding Up" gives you a taste of what you're in for.