Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CD of the Day - "Phil Upchurch"

CD of the Day
Phil Upchurch: "Phil Upchurch" (Marlin/HSM) 2009

Recorded in 1977 for the Marlin label, when Upchurch was a member of George Benson's touring band, and now reissued on CD (for the very first time) by Henry Stone Music.
Produced by John Tropea and George Benson. Arranged by Tropea and Leon Pendarvis, with additional sweetening orchestral arrangements (basically strings & flutes) by Eumir Deodato in some tracks. Engineered by Al Schmitt & Jeffrey Kawalek.
Featuring: Jorge Dalto, Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey, Will Lee, Richard Tee, Leon Pendarvis, Steve Gadd, Jimmy Maelen, Larry Fast, Sam Burtis, Ronnie Cuber et al.
Benson also wrote a short set of liner notes.

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