Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jazz CD Reissue of the Month - "Duke Pearson: It Could Only Happen With You"
Duke Pearson: "It Could Only Happen With You" (Blue Note/EMI Toshiba) 1970/2012
Produced, Arranged & Conducted by Duke Pearson
Recorded & Mixed by Rudy Van Gelder @ Van Gelder Studio (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey) on April 10, 1970, except "Emily," recorded on March 13, 1970
Cover Art: Bob Cato
Photos: Allen Matthews
Featuring: Duke Pearson (acoustic piano & Fender Rhodes electric piano), Flora Purim (vocals on "Gira, Girou", "Stormy" and "Só Tinha de Ser Com Você"), Hermeto Pascoal (all C-flute solos, acoustic guitar on "Stormy" & acoustic bass on "Lost in the Stars"), Theo de Barros (acoustic guitar on all tunes, except "Hermeto," on which he plays acoustic bass), Bob Cranshaw (acoustic & electric bass in the other songs), Mickey Roker (drums), Jerry Dodgion (C-flute on "Emily"), Al Gibbons (alto flute & alto sax), Burt Collins & Joe Shepley (trumpets) and Kenny Rupp (trombone)