Performance

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All Music Guide - Campbell
Originally released in 1974, Performance is the fourth of seven albums that vocalist Esther Phillips recorded for Kudu, an offshoot of Creed Taylor's CTI label. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis with assistance from Eugene McDaniels and Taylor, the session assembles a celebrated choice of soul, fusion, and mainstream jazz musicians including, Bob James, Richard Tee, Hubert Laws, Bernard Purdie, Pepper Adams, and Michael Brecker. Highlights among the eight songs include the tack piano romp through Dr. John's "Such a Night," the gospel-inspired "Living Alone (We're Going to Make It)," and funky readings of Isaac Hayes and David Porter's "Can't Trust Your Neighbor with Your...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Originally released in 1974, Performance is the fourth of seven albums that vocalist Esther Phillips recorded for Kudu, an offshoot of Creed Taylor's CTI label. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis with assistance from Eugene McDaniels and Taylor, the session assembles a celebrated choice of soul, fusion, and mainstream jazz musicians including, Bob James, Richard Tee, Hubert Laws, Bernard Purdie, Pepper Adams, and Michael Brecker. Highlights among the eight songs include the tack piano romp through Dr. John's "Such a Night," the gospel-inspired "Living Alone (We're Going to Make It)," and funky readings of Isaac Hayes and David Porter's "Can't Trust Your Neighbor with Your Baby," "Doing Our Thing," and, surprisingly, Jerry Jeff Walker's classic composition "Mr. Bojangles." While Performance has been remastered and retains the original album art, there are no bonus tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 886979437524
  • Catalog Number: 794375

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Esther Phillips Primary Artist, Vocals
Patti Austin Background Vocals
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Jon Faddis Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Urbie Green Trombone
Bob James Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Hubert Laws Flute
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Richard Wyands Piano
Pee Wee Ellis Chimes
Al Brown Viola
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Eric Weissberg Steel Guitar
Robin Clark Background Vocals
David Nadien Violin
Jon Sholle Guitar, Soloist
Tasha Thomas Background Vocals
Harold Coletta Viola
Gordon Edwards Bass
Max Ellen Violin
Steve Gadd Drums
John Gatchell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Emanuel Green Violin
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Gary King Bass
Charles Libove Violin
Charles McCracken Cello
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Matthew Raimondi Violin
Richie Resnicoff Guitar
George Ricci Cello
Richard Tee Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Tack Piano
Charlie Brown Guitar
Carl Carldwell Background Vocals
Jerry Dodgion Alto Saxophone
J. Denise Williams Background Vocals
Manny Vardi Violin, Viola
Mike Brecker Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Paul Gershmann Violin
Technical Credits
Chris Smither Composer
Clarence Carter Composer
Esther Phillips Composer
Pee Wee Ellis Producer
Billy Barnes Composer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Jerry Jeff Walker Composer
Eugene McDaniels Composer, Producer
Leon Pendarvis Composer
David Porter Composer
Richard Seidel Reissue Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Mac Rebennack Composer
Allyn Lee Composer
Clemmie McCants Composer
Maria Triana Mastering
Jill Lynn Composer
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