Sunday, July 2, 2017
CD Compilation of the Month - "Esther Phillips: A Beautiful Friendship / The Kudu Anthology"
Esther Phillips: "A Beautiful Friendship / The Kudu Anthology 1971-1976" (Kudu/Soul Music)
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Original sessions produced by Creed Taylor and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder
Licensed from Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Remastered @ Sound Mastering
Marketed & Distributed by Cherry Red Records Ltd.
Recorded At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and at Hollywood Bowl
Artwork & Design: Roger Williams
Reissue Producer: David Nathan
Remastered by Nick Robbins
Arranged & Conducted by David Matthews, Don Sebesky, Jack Wilson, Joe Beck, Pee Wee Ellis
Featuring: Esther Phillips (vocals), Ron Carter (acoustic bass), Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham (drums), Airto Moreira and Ralph MacDonald (percussion), Joe Beck, Allan Holdsworth, Cornell Dupree & Eric Gale (guitar), Dave Liebman (flute), Harold Vick (tenor sax)