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Goin' Public

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Some of the selections on this CD are quite successful in combining together jazz solos with danceable rhythms. Skip the two juvenile and fortunately brief raps and instead concentrate on the occasional sax solos of Rick Rossi, trumpeter Oscar Brashear's appearance on "Out of the Blue," the contributions of leader/guitarist Johnny Valentino who wrote or co-wrote all of the music and many of the catchier grooves. While some of the rhythms hark back to the 1970s, there is enough spirit and enthusiasm in the music to hold on to one's interest much of the time. The results are commercial but enjoyable for those listeners who do not mind funk ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Some of the selections on this CD are quite successful in combining together jazz solos with danceable rhythms. Skip the two juvenile and fortunately brief raps and instead concentrate on the occasional sax solos of Rick Rossi, trumpeter Oscar Brashear's appearance on "Out of the Blue," the contributions of leader/guitarist Johnny Valentino who wrote or co-wrote all of the music and many of the catchier grooves. While some of the rhythms hark back to the 1970s, there is enough spirit and enthusiasm in the music to hold on to one's interest much of the time. The results are commercial but enjoyable for those listeners who do not mind funk rhythms being served with their jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1998
  • Label: Four Winds
  • UPC: 754612200227
  • Catalog Number: 2002
  • Sales rank: 327,979

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Windowpain (5:03)
  2. 2 Kennedy's Dream (2:49)
  3. 3 Leap In (4:04)
  4. 4 Promised Land (6:28)
  5. 5 Undecidedly So (6:29)
  6. 6 Out of the Blue (9:26)
  7. 7 Only You (4:21)
  8. 8 Psychedelic Tendencies (3:43)
  9. 9 Released From Silence (8:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Goin' Public Primary Artist
Bennie Maupin Bass Clarinet
Sekou Bunch Bass
Marina Bambino Vocals, Rap
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Delmar Brown Organ
Dr. Geek Rap
Sherman Ferguson Drums
Angel Luis Figueroa Percussion
Alphonso Johnson Bass
Elissa Lala Vocals
Jim DeJulio Bass
Ken Burgomaster Piano, Keyboards
Jimmy Di Julio Drums, Group Member
Rick Rossi Saxophone, Group Member
Joanne Paratore Vocals
Johnnie Valentino Synthesizer, Guitar, Group Member
Scott Page-Pagter Keyboards
Chris Tedesco Trumpet
Larry G. Goldman Bass
John Pramik Piano
Jim Hoff Bass
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Robbie Robertson Composer
Pat Martino Liner Notes
Bennie Maupin Contributor
Sekou Bunch Contributor
Marina Bambino Contributor
Oscar Brashear Contributor
Delmar Brown Contributor
Sherman Ferguson Contributor
Angel Luis Figueroa Contributor
Alphonso Johnson Contributor
Elissa Lala Contributor
John Valentino Producer, Contributor, Executive Producer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Ken Burgomaster Producer, Contributor, drum programming
Jimmy Di Julio Contributor
Rick Rossi Contributor
Bambino Composer
Lee Smith Executive Producer
Anna Belle Bonds Cover Art
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