Mosaic: The Best of John Klemmer

Mosaic: The Best of John Klemmer

by John Klemmer
     
 
In the early 1970s, when John Klemmer left Don Ellis' Orchestra and went out on his own, he soon discovered a formula that worked. An innovator with the electric saxophone, Klemmer mostly caressed the melodies on his commercial recordings, letting his sound tell the story. These easy-listening sounds (which included the major hit

Overview

In the early 1970s, when John Klemmer left Don Ellis' Orchestra and went out on his own, he soon discovered a formula that worked. An innovator with the electric saxophone, Klemmer mostly caressed the melodies on his commercial recordings, letting his sound tell the story. These easy-listening sounds (which included the major hit "Touch") helped lead the way to today's pop/jazz scene. This 1996 CD sampler has selections from 1975's Touch (including the title cut), Barefoot Ballet, Arabesque, Lifestyle (Living and Loving), Brazilia and Blowin' Gold (which, dating from 1969, predates Klemmer's pop success). The lack of variety between the songs is a minus for those who listen closely, but may be a plus for others who use this CD mostly for romantic backgrounds. Klemmer is joined by oversized rhythm sections that sometimes utilize keyboardist Dave Grusin and guitarist Larry Carlton; he is purposely restrained and plays prettily throughout.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/1996
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105983822
catalogNumber:
9838

Tracks

  1. Touch
  2. Sleeping Eyes
  3. Whisper to the Wind
  4. Free Fall Lover
  5. Love Affair
  6. Purity
  7. Forest Child
  8. Poem Painter
  9. My Love Has Butterfly Wings (Meu Amor Tem Asasa Borboleta)
  10. Body Pulse
  11. Caress
  12. Barefoot Ballet
  13. Tender Storm (Suave Chuva)
  14. Walk with Me My Love and Dream

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Klemmer   Primary Artist,Flute,Electric Piano,Tenor Saxophone,Voices,fender rhodes
Larry Carlton   Acoustic Guitar
Jorge Dalto   Piano
Milcho Leviev   Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Phil Upchurch   Electric Bass
Lenny White   Drums
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar
Dave Grusin   Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Bernard Fleischer   Alto Flute,Bass Flute
John Guerin   Drums
Mitch Holder   Electric Guitar
Morris Jennings   Drums
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Harvey Mason   Drums
Joe Porcaro   Percussion
Emil Richards   Percussion
Ian Freebairn-Smith   Conductor
David Baheall   Vocals
Chino Valdez   Percussion,Conga
Rich Thompson   Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

John Klemmer   Arranger,Echoplex,Contributor,Liner Notes
Rick Ruggieri   Engineer,Remixing
Richie Schmitt   Engineer
Ian Freebairn-Smith   Orchestration
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
George Osaki   Art Direction
Billy Taylor   Engineer,Remixing

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