Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Eric Gale - 1977 - Gingseng Woman

Eric Gale 
Gingseng Woman

01. Ginseng Woman 7:41
02. Red Ground 3:50
03. Sara Smile 6:19
04. De Rabbit 6:15
05. She Is My Lady 6:10
06. East End, West End 6:07

Bass – Anthony Jackson (tracks: A1, B1), Gary King (tracks: A2, A3, B2, B3)
Cello – Alan Shulman, Charles McCraken*
Clavinet – Bob James (tracks: A3)
Drums – Andrew Smith (4) (tracks: A2, A3, B2), Steve Gadd (tracks: A1, A3)
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Bob James
Guitar – Eric Gale
Organ – Richard Tee (tracks: A3)
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Piano – Richard Tee (tracks: A1, B1 to B3)
Saxophone – Eddie Daniels, George Young (2), Mike Brecker*
Saxophone [Solo] – George Young (2) (tracks: B2), Grover Washington, Jr. (tracks: A1, B3)
Steel Drums [Electric] – Bob James (tracks: B1)
Synthesizer – Bob James (tracks: A1, A3)
Tin Whistle – Grover Washington, Jr. (tracks: A2)
Trombone – Dave Taylor*, Wayne Andre
Trumpet – Alan Rubin, Jon Faddis, Lou Soloff*, Randy Brecker
Viola – Emanuel Vardi, Lamarr Alsop*
Violin – David Nadien, Diane Halprin*, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Glickman, Marvin Morgenstern, Max Ellen, Max Pollikoff, Paul Gershman
Vocals – Lani Groves, Patti Austin, Ray Simpson, Vivian Cherry, Bill Eaton*, Zack Sanders

Good fusion, light jazz, and instrumental pop/R&B session from a talented guitarist who's made his living by carefully editing his solos and plugging into funk dates. Gale doesn't cut loose, but shows enough to hold interest, while the arrangements and production are geared for Urban and Adult Contemporary outlets and audiences.

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