Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vinyl of the Day - "Bob James: Three"

Vinyl of the Day
Bob James: "Three" (CTI) 1976

Produced by Creed Taylor, engineered by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio in November, 1975 and January, 1976, with special guest Grover Washington,Jr.
Also featuring: Andy Newmark, Gary King, Harvey Mason, Will Lee, Eric Gale, Hugh McCracken, Jeff Mironov, Ralph MacDonald, Eddie Daniels, Hubert Laws, Marvin Stamm, Lew Soloff et al.
Includes the massive hit "Westchester Lady", a jazzy take on "One Mint Julep", and smooth remakes of "Jamaica Farewell" and "Women of Ireland", which I used to give airplay to during my working days at TUPI-FM radio station, in Brazil, in the early 80s.
Cover photo by Richard Alcorn, Album Design by Rene Schumacher.
Liner notes by Quincy Jones, Hubert Laws, Sarah Vaughan, Roberta Flack, Bobby Colomby, Maynard Ferguson and Grover Washington, Jr.
After Bob left CTI, he took the rights of all his albums and started to reissue them, without the CTI logo, on Tappan Zee (Bob's own label, which has been distributed by several companies all over the world in the last four decades).

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