Sunday, July 28, 2013

12" EP of the Month - "Idris Muhammad / Grover Washington, Jr."

12" EP of the Month (coloured vinyl)
"Idris Muhammad / Grover Washington, Jr." (Kudu)

Side A
Idris Muhammad: "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This"
Composed by David Matthews & Tony Sarafino
Produced, Arranged & Conducted by David Matthews
Featuring: Idris Muhammad (drums, tom tom), Cliff Carter aka Clifford Carter (synthesizer solo), Wilbur Bascomb aka Dud Bascomb (electric bass), Rubens Bassini (congas, percussion), Sue Evans (percussion), Hiram Bullock (electric guitar solo), Charlie Brown (rhythm guitar), Margareth Ross (harp), Michael Brecker (tenor sax solo),  David Tofani (soprano sax), Ronnie Cuber (baritone sax), Randy Brecker & Jon Faddis (trumpets), Frank Floyd (vocal solo), Bill Eaton, Zachary Sanders & Ray Simpson (backing vocals)
Recorded @ Electric Lady Studios (NYC, NY, USA) in February, 1977
Engineered by Dave Palmer & Dave Whitman

Side B
Grover Washington, Jr.: "Mister Magic"
Composed by Ralph MacDonald & William Salter
Arranged & Conducted by Bob James
Produced by Creed Taylor
Featuring: Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor sax), Bob James (Fender Rhodes), Gary King (electric bass), Harvey Mason (drums), Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion), Eric Gale (electric guitar), Jon Faddis & Marvin Stamm (trumpets), Wayne Andre (trombone), Tony Studd (bass trombone), Jerry Dodgion (tenor sax), Phil Bodner (baritone sax)
Recorded @ Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA) in November, 1974
Engineered by Rudy Van Gelder

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