Mating Call

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Something of a jazz superstar collective, the Chartbusters are rooted in Dr. Lonnie Smith's swirling Hammond B3 and Idris Muhammad's nimble drumming, giving the album a solid rhythmic foundation from which the players seem reluctant to move -- the album has something in the way of swing, but never falls sincerely into the looser improvisational areas that might have provided some real spice. Still, the horn work from Craig Handy, Donald Harrison and Randy Brecker is solid, enjoyable playing, while guitarist David Fiuczynski takes a couple of opportunities to show what he can do. Pleasant enough, but it could really have used a few ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steven McDonald
Something of a jazz superstar collective, the Chartbusters are rooted in Dr. Lonnie Smith's swirling Hammond B3 and Idris Muhammad's nimble drumming, giving the album a solid rhythmic foundation from which the players seem reluctant to move -- the album has something in the way of swing, but never falls sincerely into the looser improvisational areas that might have provided some real spice. Still, the horn work from Craig Handy, Donald Harrison and Randy Brecker is solid, enjoyable playing, while guitarist David Fiuczynski takes a couple of opportunities to show what he can do. Pleasant enough, but it could really have used a few teeth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/1996
  • Label: Prestige
  • UPC: 025218310222
  • Catalog Number: 11002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kirk's Works (4:25)
  2. 2 Mambo Bounce (4:16)
  3. 3 245 (6:28)
  4. 4 Minor March (5:13)
  5. 5 Mating Call (6:57)
  6. 6 Jugsville (6:44)
  7. 7 Oleo (4:01)
  8. 8 Don't Go to Strangers (6:42)
  9. 9 Back on the Farm (4:09)
  10. 10 Doxy (5:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Chartbusters Primary Artist
Craig Handy Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Randy Brecker Trumpet
David Fiuczynski Guitar
Donald Harrison Alto Saxophone
Idris Muhammad Drums
Dr. Lonnie Smith Organ
Technical Credits
Tadd Dameron Composer
Sonny Rollins Composer
Craig Handy Producer
Todd Barkan Producer, Liner Notes
Esmond Edwards Liner Notes
Alec Head Engineer
George Horn Mastering
Jackie McLean Composer
Edward Edwards Liner Notes
Phil Carroll Art Direction
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