Atlantic Jazz: Best of the '70s

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
During the 1970s, Atlantic eventually lost most of the acts that made it a powerhouse in the 1950s and '60s, while increasingly turning to formulaic commercial fare in an attempt at trendiness and survival. This 12-track anthology shows the perils of jazz life in the 1970s; there are top-caliber tunes by the duos of Gary Burton/Keith Jarrett and Les McCann/Eddie Harris, as well as Jimmy Scott's histrionic but ardently performed "Dedicated to You" and the Modern Jazz Quartet's stately "Blues in A Minor." But Atlantic really put its muscle behind such songs as Herbie Mann's "Push Push," Billy Cobham's "Funky Thide of Things" and Jean-Luc Ponty's "Molecules." They were pleasant, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
During the 1970s, Atlantic eventually lost most of the acts that made it a powerhouse in the 1950s and '60s, while increasingly turning to formulaic commercial fare in an attempt at trendiness and survival. This 12-track anthology shows the perils of jazz life in the 1970s; there are top-caliber tunes by the duos of Gary Burton/Keith Jarrett and Les McCann/Eddie Harris, as well as Jimmy Scott's histrionic but ardently performed "Dedicated to You" and the Modern Jazz Quartet's stately "Blues in A Minor." But Atlantic really put its muscle behind such songs as Herbie Mann's "Push Push," Billy Cobham's "Funky Thide of Things" and Jean-Luc Ponty's "Molecules." They were pleasant, but were neither on the aesthetic cutting edge nor constructed with enough hooks to be pop smashes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/1994
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227161026
  • Catalog Number: 71610

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Samia - Eddie Harris & Les McCann (7:31)
  2. 2 Push Push (9:55)
  3. 3 Come Sunday (2:33)
  4. 4 Freaks for the Festival (5:34)
  5. 5 A Ladiesman - Oscar Brown Jr. (4:26)
  6. 6 Missy - David "Fathead" Newman (5:48)
  7. 7 Dedicated to You (4:05)
  8. 8 Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (7:19)
  9. 9 Blues in a Minor (7:53)
  10. 10 Birdland (6:00)
  11. 11 Yoruba (6:04)
  12. 12 Egocentric Molecules (5:44)
  13. 13 A Funky Thide of Sings (3:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Peter Maunu Synthesizer Guitar
Dr. John Piano
Ray Bryant Piano
Gary Burton Vibes
Ron Carter Bass
Joe Chambers Percussion
Richie Cole Alto Saxophone
Richard Davis Bass
Eddie Harris Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Milt Jackson Vibes
Keith Jarrett Piano, Electric Piano, Track Performer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Flute, Trumpet, Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer, Manzello
Hubert Laws Flute, Track Performer
Milcho Leviev Keyboards
John Lewis Piano
Tom "Bones" Malone Trombone, Piccolo
The Manhattan Transfer Track Performer
Herbie Mann Flute, Track Performer
Les McCann Electric Piano, Track Performer
The Modern Jazz Quartet Track Performer
Jean-Luc Ponty Electric Violin, Track Performer
Hilton Ruiz Keyboards
John Scofield Guitar
Little Jimmy Scott Track Performer
Janis Siegel Vocals
Steve Swallow Bass
Chuck Rainey Bass
Cheryl Bentyne Vocals
Deodato Conductor
Ralph MacDonald Percussion, Conga
Oscar Brown Jr. Vocals
Rebop Kwaku Baah Conga
Joaquin Lievano Guitar
Connie Kay Percussion, Drums
Percy Heath Bass
Airto Moreira Percussion
Yusef Lateef Flute, Track Performer
Duane Allman Guitar
Ralphe Armstrong Bass
Alex Blake Bass
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Sonny Brown Drums
Cissy Houston Background Vocals
Buck Clarke Percussion, African Drums
Billy Cobham Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Track Performer
Charles Collins Drums
Chick Corea Piano
Donald Dean Drums
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Walt Fowler Trumpet
Steve Gadd Drums
Bill Goodwin Drums
Tim Hauser Vocals
Ralph Humphrey Drums
David Hungate Bass
Arthur Jenkins Keyboards
Jimmy Johnson Drums
Lawrence Killian Conga
Keith Loving Guitar
Arif Mardin Horn
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Kermit Moore Cello
David "Fathead" Newman Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Michael Omartian Piano
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Pat Patrick Baritone Saxophone
Alan Paul Vocals
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Jimmy Rowser Bass
Bill Salter Bass
Mongo SantamarĂ­a Conga
Larry Schneider Saxophone
David Spinozza Guitar
Richard Tee Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Allan Zavod Organ, Synthesizer, Electric Piano
Jimmy Johnson Jr. Drums
Gordine Edwards Bass
Jimmy Scott Vocals
John Goldsmith Drums
Metathias Pearson Bass
Tender Loving Care Background Vocals, Ensemble
Warren Smith Percussion
Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Ponty Producer
Janis Siegel Vocal Arrangements
Deodato Arranger
Al Brown String Section Leader
James Austin Executive Producer
Billy Cobham Arranger, Producer
Joel Dorn Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Ira Gitler Liner Notes
Jay Graydon Producer, Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer, Woodwind Arrangement
Mark Meyerson Producer
Michael Omartian rhythm arrangement
Gene Paul Remastering
Geoff Gans Art Direction
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