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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
One has to hand it to the Japanese for caring for the United States jazz tradition in all its guises better than people in the U.S. do. Consider this 1979 album by Eric Gale. While the funky rubric of soul-jazz was deeply informed by disco in the late '70s, that didn't mean the music being created was without considerable merit. This disc is a case in point -- and it cannot be had in the United States. Teamed with the funk-jazz mafia of Richard Tee, Harvey Mason, Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, Dave Grusin, and Grover Washington, Jr., as well as Charles Earland and Idris Muhammad on the stellar groove jam "Trio" the album's highlight, Gale offers up six midrange tunes that run ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
One has to hand it to the Japanese for caring for the United States jazz tradition in all its guises better than people in the U.S. do. Consider this 1979 album by Eric Gale. While the funky rubric of soul-jazz was deeply informed by disco in the late '70s, that didn't mean the music being created was without considerable merit. This disc is a case in point -- and it cannot be had in the United States. Teamed with the funk-jazz mafia of Richard Tee, Harvey Mason, Steve Gadd, Ralph MacDonald, Dave Grusin, and Grover Washington, Jr., as well as Charles Earland and Idris Muhammad on the stellar groove jam "Trio" the album's highlight, Gale offers up six midrange tunes that run the gamut from deeply funky and somewhat dated-sounding due to early synth drums cuts such as "Let-Me-Slip-It-to-You" and Gale's own "Nezumi" to sweet soulful balladic numbers like "Part of You" and "Holding On to Love," which is informed as much by Stax-Volt R&B as by the late-'70s urban music scene. It's no wonder this music was played so much on the radio; it feels good. This is wonderfully arranged, played, and produced music destined to give pleasure, and Gale, with his tight, stinging lines that come directly from B.B. King's blues book, does just that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/2007
  • Label: Sony / Bmg Japan
  • EAN: 4547366010817
  • Catalog Number: 5057

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let Me Slip It to You (5:21)
  2. 2 Part of You (6:16)
  3. 3 Trio (6:21)
  4. 4 Lookin' Good (7:02)
  5. 5 Nezumi (5:42)
  6. 6 Holding on to Love (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Gale Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar
Ronnie Cuber Horn
Charles Earland Organ
Jon Faddis Horn
Al Brown Strings
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
David Taylor Horn
John Clark Horn
David Nadien Strings
Charles Veal Strings
Selwart Clarke Strings
Dave Grusin Piano
Eddie Daniels Horn
Steve Gadd Drums
Paul Gershman Strings
Harry Lookofsky Strings
Idris Muhammad Drums
Anthony Jackson Bass
Neil Jason Bass
Virgil Jones Horn
Richard Locker Strings
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Kermit Moore Strings
Marvin Morgenstern Strings
George Opalisky Horn
Matthew Raimondi Strings
Bernadette Randle Piano
Margaret Ross Strings
Alan Rubin Horn
Richard Tee Piano, Keyboards
David Tofani Horn
Grover Washington Jr. Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Maureen Gallagher Strings
Lucy Stoltzman Strings
Peter Gordon Horn
David Earl Taylor Horn
Technical Credits
William Eaton Arranger, Composer
Ralph MacDonald Composer, Producer
Richard Alderson Engineer
Eric Gale Composer, rhythm arrangement
Peter Keepnews Liner Notes
George Marino Mastering
Bernadette Randle Composer, rhythm arrangement
Ed Rackowitz Engineer
Tadashi Narita Liner Notes
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