Monday, June 26, 2017

Terumasa Hino - 1980 - Daydream

Terumasa Hino 

01. Still Be Bop 6:25
02. Late Summer 6:04
03. Sweeter & Sweeter 5:51
04. La Hora Azul 2:21
05. Antigua Boy 6:45
06. Gently 6:45
07. Goin' Fo The Gold 7:31

Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute – George Young
Backing Vocals – Janice Pendarvis (tracks: B2), Lani Groves (tracks: A3), Luther Vandross (tracks: B2), Yvonne Lewis (tracks: A3, B2)
Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson (3)
Bass – Anthony Jackson (tracks: A1-A3, B1-B3)
Bass Trombone – David Taylor
Cello – Charles McCracken, Jonathan Abramowitz
Cornet – Terumasa Hino (tracks: A1, A3-B-3)
Drums – Steve Gadd (tracks: A1-A3, B1-B3)
Flugelhorn – Terumasa Hino (tracks: A2)
Guitar – John Tropea (tracks: A1, A3, B1-B3)
Keyboards – Bob James (tracks: A2), Masabumi Kikuchi (tracks: A4)
Lead Vocals – Janice Pendarvis (tracks: A3), Lani Groves (tracks: B2)
Piano – Leon Pendarvis (tracks: A1, A3, B1-B3)
Saxophone – Dave Liebman (tracks: A1, B1)
Steel Drums – Freddie Harris (tracks: B1)
Synthesizer – Ed Walsh (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3)
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Michael Brecker
Trombone – Tom Malone
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm
Viola – Alfred Brown, Herbert Sorkin, Lamar Alsop
Violin – Barry Finclair, Charles Libove, Jan Mullen, John Pintavalle, Joseph Rabushka, Marvin Morgenstern, Max Allen

A great fusion set from this legendary Japanese trumpeter – one that has Terumas Hino stepping over to work in America – with a sound that's almost as if he'd decided to record an album for the CTI label at the time! Arrangements here are by keyboardist Leon Pendervis – who heads up an all-star lineup that includes Bob James on more keyboards, John Tropea on guitar, Steve Gadd on drums, and both Michael Brecker and Dave Liebman on reeds – all working in a warmly soulful groove that even includes a bit of occasional vocals from Lani Groves and Luther Vandross! Hino was great in his 60s soul years, and during his spiritual moments of the early 70s – and he's equally wonderful here, in a nicely different setting

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