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Invitation to Openness [Bonus Track]
     

Invitation to Openness [Bonus Track]

by Les McCann
 

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Label M has reissued the classic 1972 Les McCann album Invitation to Openness on CD with the majority of the tunes receiving the benefit of advanced technology. On this recording, the 26-minute "The Lovers" is more illustrative, freer in its essence and translation of the predominant free love theme of the '60s and '70s. Every nuance of McCann's stream of

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Label M has reissued the classic 1972 Les McCann album Invitation to Openness on CD with the majority of the tunes receiving the benefit of advanced technology. On this recording, the 26-minute "The Lovers" is more illustrative, freer in its essence and translation of the predominant free love theme of the '60s and '70s. Every nuance of McCann's stream of consciousness comes through loud and clear, as do the excellent solos by Yusef Lateef on a wide array of reeds, flutes, and percussion. David Spinozza's electric guitar chops and Alphonse Mouzon's drum and percussion feelings on McCann's completely improvised composition are an auditory delight for fusion fans. McCann adds a couple of piano melody lines and a couple of basslines, but other than that this composition is freely improvised by the musicians. Two other compositions, "Beaux J. Poo Boo" and "Poo Pye McGoochie (And His Friends)" round out the set with both adding different sonorous characters and musical back stories. [Invitation to Openness was re-releasd with a live bonus track, "Compared to What," in 2015.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/03/2015
Label:
Omnivore Recordings
UPC:
0816651014750
catalogNumber:
101475
Rank:
16595

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Performance Credits

McCann   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Electric Piano,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Buddy Guy   Guitar
Philip Catherine   Guitar
Jodie Christian   Electric Piano
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Alphonse Mouzon   Percussion,Drums
Klaus Doldinger   Tenor Saxophone
Wolfgang Schmid   Bass
Corky Hale   Harp
Curt Cress   Drums
Yusef Lateef   Flute,Oboe,Tenor Saxophone,Temple Bells
Buck Clarke   Percussion,African Drums
Donald Dean   Percussion,Drums
Cornell Dupree   Electric Guitar
Jimmy Rowser   Bass
Bill Salter   Electric Bass
Kristian Schultze   Electric Piano
David Spinozza   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Pete York   Drums
Ralph McDonald   Percussion
Bernard Purdie   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

McCann   Arranger,Composer,Cover Photo
Gene McDaniels   Composer
Joel Dorn   Liner Notes,Original Album Producer
Jimmy Douglass   Engineer
Ron Neal   Liner Notes
Pat Thomas   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Peter Relic   Liner Notes
Bryan George   Licensing

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