Precious Energy

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Leon Thomas and Gary Bartz are two tremendously gifted artists who have had problems with direction and taste. Thomas' seminal works with Pharoah Sanders, Lonnie Liston Smith, Santana, and others in the '70s weren't matched by some things he did in the early '80s, while Bartz's tough combo dates also weren't equaled by some pop-oriented recordings he cut later. The two have since gone back to their strengths and made an excellent team on the 1987 session Precious Energy. Although he doesn't try the ambitious yodeling and special effects he did with Sanders, Thomas does demonstrate the creamy sound and full force of earlier years, while Bartz's solos are once more fluid, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Leon Thomas and Gary Bartz are two tremendously gifted artists who have had problems with direction and taste. Thomas' seminal works with Pharoah Sanders, Lonnie Liston Smith, Santana, and others in the '70s weren't matched by some things he did in the early '80s, while Bartz's tough combo dates also weren't equaled by some pop-oriented recordings he cut later. The two have since gone back to their strengths and made an excellent team on the 1987 session Precious Energy. Although he doesn't try the ambitious yodeling and special effects he did with Sanders, Thomas does demonstrate the creamy sound and full force of earlier years, while Bartz's solos are once more fluid, strong, and expansive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • Label: Mapleshade Records
  • UPC: 735561127322
  • Catalog Number: 12732
  • Sales rank: 181,497

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Precious Energy (Sun Song) - Gary Bartz Quintet (12:55)
  2. 2 You Treat Me Like a Yo-Yo - Gary Bartz Quintet (8:16)
  3. 3 Sunflowers - Gary Bartz Quintet (11:13)
  4. 4 Cousin Mary - Gary Bartz Quintet (6:58)
  5. 5 Woman - Gary Bartz Quintet (7:11)
  6. 6 Close Your Eyes - Gary Bartz Quintet (15:38)
  7. 7 Boom, Boom, Boom - Gary Bartz Quintet (4:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leon Thomas Primary Artist, Vocals, Voices
Gary Bartz Alto Saxophone
Eddie Henderson Trumpet
Bob Butta Piano
Geoff Harper Bass
Steve Johns Drums
Gary Bartz Quintet Track Performer
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Claudia Polley Executive Producer
Pierre M. Sprey Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Lynn Springer Text Design
Eldon Baldwin Art Direction
Bernice Petkere Composer
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