Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cedar Walton - 1976 - Beyond Mobius

Cedar Walton 
Beyond Mobius

01. Bad Luck 4:24
02. Low Rider 6:24
03. Beyond Mobius 5:20
04. Jive Talkin' 4:35
05. Canadian Sunset 5:22
06. The Girl With Discotheque Eyes 7:24
07. Lonely Cathedral 6:20

Bass – Gordon Edwards
Drums – Charles Collins (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1), Jimmie Young (tracks: A3, B2, B3)
Guitar [Solo, Rhythm] – Eric Gale
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Cedar Walton
Rhythm Guitar – Cornell Dupree
Saxophone [Solos] – Eddie Harris
Soloist [Trumpet, Flugelhorn] – Blue Mitchell
Strings – David Moore, Harry Cykman, Morris Sutow, Norman Carr
Tenor Saxophone – George Marge
Trombone – Alan Raph, Wayne Andre
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Burt Collins, Jon Faddis
Voice – Adrienne Albert, Alan Abrahams, Maeretha Stewart, Mike Lipskin, Yolanda McCullough

Beyond Mobius is a great electric set from Cedar Walton – and a set that moves beyond his previous Mobius album, in case you couldn't guess from the title! The style here is a bit more tightly arranged – with some backup vocals on a few cuts, which underscore the core jazzy elements from Walton on a range of keyboards and synth, Eddie Harris on tenor, and Blue Mitchell on trumpet – all grooved together with some tight guitar lines from Eric Gale and Cornell Dupree! Keyboards definitely get some great solo time in the spotlight, but the overall sound is quite strong too – a nice instrumental funk approach, save for the added chorus vocals in a few spots. Titles include the moogy "Beyond Mobius", a cover of "Low Rider", and the tracks "Jive Talkin", "The Girl With The Discotheque Eyes", and "Lonely Cathedr

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