Deodato 2

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Deodato's debut for CTI, Prelude, earned him a genuine reputation for funky fusion with its groove-tight cover of "Thus Spake Zarathustra," the theme from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The rest of the album isn't quite as memorable, but it fit the bill and got nice reviews for its innovative read of Borodin and Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun." On 2, the Brazilian composer and arranger dips into the funked-up fusion formula tank once again, and comes out with a more consistent disc than its predecessor. Arranged, conducted, and keyboarded by Deodato himself instead of CTI house arrangers Don Sebesky or Bob James, the maestro enlisted a fusion who's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Deodato's debut for CTI, Prelude, earned him a genuine reputation for funky fusion with its groove-tight cover of "Thus Spake Zarathustra," the theme from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The rest of the album isn't quite as memorable, but it fit the bill and got nice reviews for its innovative read of Borodin and Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun." On 2, the Brazilian composer and arranger dips into the funked-up fusion formula tank once again, and comes out with a more consistent disc than its predecessor. Arranged, conducted, and keyboarded by Deodato himself instead of CTI house arrangers Don Sebesky or Bob James, the maestro enlisted a fusion who's who of sidemen including drummer Billy Cobham, bassist Stanley Clarke, and flutist Hubert Laws, as well as rockers like John Tropea on guitar. The larger ensemble that provides brass, woodwind, and string support includes trumpeter Jon Faddis and Jim Buffington. "Super Strut" kicks it off. Deep-grooved lines of accented angular riffing and rim-shot syncopation by Cobham turn this simply notated four-stepper into a burning ball of greasy rock and souled-out jazz. This is followed by a wildly campy but nonetheless wondrous read of "Rhapsody in Blue" done Stevie Wonder-style. Deodato's keyboard work never lets the groove drop; he pulls the rhythm section down around him and hunkers his phrasing to punch up the long, sweeping horns and string lines. Less successful is a read of "Nights in White Satin," with its overwrought strings, and a "Pavane for a Dead Princess" that's a snore. The album officially closes with "Skyscrapers," another jazz-rock rave-up that blasts holes in the sonic sky with its dueling keyboard and guitar lines. [The remastered version of the CD includes three bonus tracks that include a steamy little bossa nova number, "Latin Flute," with Laws tearing up the solo spot, and a lounge lizard's dream of a cover version in Steely Dan's "Do It Again," with flutes and keys trading the melody lines and Tropea's wah-wah guitars chunking up the backbeat. Why this wasn't on the original album or a follow-up is a mystery.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972462523
  • Catalog Number: 724625
  • Sales rank: 11,867

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Super Strut (8:58)
  2. 2 Rhapsody in Blue (8:48)
  3. 3 Nights in White Satin (6:01)
  4. 4 Pavane for a Dead Princess (4:08)
  5. 5 Skyscrapers (6:40)
  6. 6 Latin Flute (4:49)
  7. 7 Venus (3:32)
  8. 8 Do It Again (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deodato Primary Artist, Conductor, Keyboards
John Tropea Guitar, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Hubert Laws Flute
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Temperley Baritone Saxophone
David Nadien Violin
Wayne Andre Trombone
Rubens Bassini Percussion, Conga
Alfred Brown Viola
Garnett Brown Trombone
James Buffington French Horn
Stanley Clarke Bass
Billy Cobham Drums
Burt Collins Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Harry Cykman Violin
Gilmore Digap Percussion, Conga
Max Ellen Violin
Paul Gershman Violin
Harry Glickman Violin
Emanuel Green Violin
Harry Lookofsky Violin
Harold Kohon Violin
Joseph Malin Violin
George Marge Flute
Rick Marotta Drums
Charles McCracken Cello
Gene Orloff Violin
Victor Paz Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Romeo Penque Flute
George Ricci Cello
Alan Rubin Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Russell Savkas Bass
Alan Shulman Cello
Irving Spice Violin
Tony Studd Bass, Trombone, Bass Trombone
Brooks Tillotson French Horn
Emanuel Vardi Viola
Alvin Brehm Bass
John Giulino Bass
Joe Shepley Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jim Buffington French Horn
Jerry Dodgion Flute
Elliot Rosoff Violin
Technical Credits
Deodato Arranger
Didier C. Deutsch Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Creed Taylor Producer
Darcy Proper Mastering
Stacey Boyle Tape Research
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    An Oldie and Still a Goodie!

    I have been looking for this CD for awhile and I'm amazed it still sounds soooo good. It fits today's sounds and still has me loving his music. This is one you should at least preview it's sound, I know you will like it.

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