Juju Street Songs
Label: Prestige Records
Gary Bartz steps into his own on this 1973 album, jumping back and forth between alto and soprano saxophone and delivering a solid set of exploratory, rhythmic tunes. His 10-minute overhaul of the Jackson Five's "I Wanna Be Where You Are" will leave you winded, as will the rock-solid "Bertha Baptist." Andy Bey lends his incredible vocals to "Black Maybe."