Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Compilation of the Month - "Patti Austin: End Of A Rainbow - The CTI Masters"

Compilation of the Month
Patti Austin: "End Of A Rainbow - The CTI Masters" (CTI/SoulMusic) 2013

Although reissued on CD format nothing less than seven times in Japan, between 1987 and 2010, this is the first time that "End Of A Rainbow" appears on CD outside Asia. This European issue includes all tracks from Patti's debut solo album for CTI, "End Of A Rainbow" (arranged by David Matthews), plus eight more tracks from Patti's other albums for Creed Taylor: "Havana Candy", "I Just Want To Know", "We're In Love", "I Need Somebody", "Lost In The Stars", "Body Language", "Another Nail For My Heart", and "I Want You Tonight".

Sessions from the original "End Of A Rainbow" album were produced by Creed Taylor for CTI Records (original catalog # CTI 5001), and recorded @ Mediasound Studios (NYC, NY) by Joe Jorgensen & Alan Varner, and @ Van Gelder Studios (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) by Rudy Van Gelder between April and June, 1976. All vocals recorded @ Van Gelder Studio by Rudy Van Gelder (June, 1976)

Cover Photo: Pete Turner
Bonus tracks produced by Creed Taylor and Dave Grusin

Personnel on the "End Of A Rainbow" album: Richard Tee (acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet), Barry Miles (synths), Mike Abene (ac. piano), Eric Gale (electric guitar), Steve Khan (acoustic guitar with steel strings), Will Lee, Chuck Rainey & Jeff Berlin (electric bass), Steve Gadd & Andy Newmark (drums), Ralph MacDonald (percussion), Joe Farrell & Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Ronnie Cuber (baritone sax), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Vivian Cherry, Frank Floyd, Gwen Guthrie, Zachary Sanders (background vocals), Gloria Agostini (harp), Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Barry Finclair, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Guy Lumia, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Max Pollikoff, Matthew Raimondi & Richard Sortomme (violin), Alfred Brown, Ted Israel & Manny Vardi (viola), Charles McCracken & Alan Shulman (cello), Chuck Israels (arco bass)

1 comment:

Lennie Green said...

Wonderful! A masterpiece.. Ms. Austin is great!