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Afterglow
     

Afterglow

by Dr. John
 
Producer and GRP Records president Tommy LiPuma, a longtime associate of Dr. John's, revived his old Blue Thumb label as an imprint of GRP/MCA with this album, which served as something of a sequel to the last Dr. John/Tommy LiPuma collaboration, In a Sentimental Mood. On that earlier album, the two had covered pop standards. Here,

Overview

Producer and GRP Records president Tommy LiPuma, a longtime associate of Dr. John's, revived his old Blue Thumb label as an imprint of GRP/MCA with this album, which served as something of a sequel to the last Dr. John/Tommy LiPuma collaboration, In a Sentimental Mood. On that earlier album, the two had covered pop standards. Here, they again turned to evergreens by the likes of Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington. But if Sentimental Mood was stylistically linked to the '20s and '30s, Afterglow was more a recreation of the late '40s and early '50s, with its big-band arrangements and the inclusion of jump blues numbers like Louis Jordan's "I Know What I've Got." Such songs allowed Dr. John plenty of room to play his trademark New Orleans piano solos, and, in the second half of the record, some of the Doctor's own compositions were snuck in among the classics without disturbing the mood. Of course, the dominant sound remained Dr. John's gravel-and-honey voice, an even more appropriate instrument for these bluesier standards than it was for the Sentimental ones.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/1995
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105700023
catalogNumber:
7000

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dr. John   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Ray Kelley   Cello
Alan Broadbent   Conductor
Pete Christlieb   Saxophone
Gary Foster   Saxophone
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Kim Richmond   Saxophone
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Charles Owens   Saxophone
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Bill Watrous   Trombone
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Clay Jenkins   Trumpet
Murray Adler   Concert Master
Israel Baker   Violin
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Samuel Boghossian   Viola
George Bohannon   Trombone
Mari Tsumura   Violin
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Robert Brosseau   Violin
Ray Brown   Bass,Trumpet
Larry Bunker   Percussion,Vibes
Mark Cargill   Violin
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Ronald Clark   Violin
Jeff Clayton   Saxophone
John Clayton   Bass,Conductor
Larry Corbett   Cello
Rollice Dale   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin
Assa Drori   Concert Master
Bonnie Douglas   Violin
Armen Garabedian   Violin
James Getzoff   Violin
Endre Granat   Violin
Thurman Green   Trombone
Thomas "Snake" Johnson   Tuba
Gina Kronstadt   Violin
Brian Leonard   Violin
Earl Madison   Cello
Gordon Marron Strings   Violin
Ira Nepus   Trombone
Jimbo Ross   Viola
Paul Shure   Violin
Maurice Spears   Trombone
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Shari Zippert   Violin
Ezra Kliger   Violin
Suzie Katayama   Cello
Charlie Davis   Trumpet
Steve Huffsteter   Trumpet
Dave Trigg   Trumpet
Marc Sazer   Violin
Donald Waldrop   Tuba

Technical Credits

Dr. John   Composer
Alan Broadbent   Arranger
John Clayton   Arranger
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Davin Seay   Liner Notes
Barry Feinstein   Art Direction
Susan Sommer   Paintings
Sid Robin   Composer

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