Joy of Sax/Warm and Sonny

Joy of Sax/Warm and Sonny

by Sonny Criss
     
 

This two-fer CD combines the Sonny Criss 1976 album Warm and Sonny with Joy of Sax, released the following year. Originally these LPs were released separately on Impulse and are the last dates Criss released before passing away in 1977. Both albums find him playing with an electric rhythm section and the addition of stringsSee more details below

Overview

This two-fer CD combines the Sonny Criss 1976 album Warm and Sonny with Joy of Sax, released the following year. Originally these LPs were released separately on Impulse and are the last dates Criss released before passing away in 1977. Both albums find him playing with an electric rhythm section and the addition of strings and horns throughout. Most of the material is pleasant but forgettable, especially on the pop tunes of the era "The Way We Were," "You Are So Beautiful," "Don't You Worry Bout a Thing," and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling." With the exception of a few tracks, and the addition of trumpeter Blue Mitchell and tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts, these final albums aren't representative of Criss at his best.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/2012
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602527809472
catalogNumber:
2780947
Rank:
327583

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny Criss   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Patrice Rushen   Electric Piano
Dorothy Ashby   Harp
Buddy Collette   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Bill King   Piano,Electric Piano
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Bud Brisbois   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Percussion
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Sonny Burke   Piano,Keyboards
Ronald Cooper   Cello
Rollice Dale   Viola
Chuck Domanico   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Esmond Edwards   Percussion
Scott Edwards   Bass
James Gadson   Drums
Winterton Garvey   Violin
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Harris Goldman   Violin
Janice Gower   Violin
Bill Green   Flute,Bass Saxophone
Mitch Holder   Guitar
Paul Hubinon   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Viola Jackson   Vocals
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Barbara Korn   French Horn
Carl LaMagna   Violin
Clarence McDonald   Keyboards
Lew McCreary   Bass Trombone
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Haim Shtrum   Violin
George Thatcher   Bass Trombone
Marcia Van Dyke   Violin
Dorothy Wade   Violin
Wah-Wah Watson   Guitar
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
William Henderson   Violin
McKinley T. Jackson   Clavinet,Horn Section
Raymond Jackson   Trombone
Henry E. Davis   Bass
George Bohanon   Trombone
David Campbell   Viola
Kenneth Yerke   Violin
Robert Watt   French Horn
Paul Polivnick   Viola
Karen Jones   Violin
David H. Speltz   Cello
Charles Findley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Raymond J. Kelly   Cello
Ernest J. Watts   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Veal   Violin,Concert Master
Alan Robinson   French Horn
Dennyse Buffum   Viola

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Maurice White   Composer
Ray Bryant   Composer
Sonny Criss   Composer
Wes Montgomery   Composer
Oliver Nelson   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Phil Spector   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Jeffrey Bowen   Composer
Esmond Edwards   Producer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
John Golden   Mastering
John Neal   Engineer
Barney Perkins   Engineer
Charles Stepney   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
McKinley T. Jackson   rhythm arrangement,String Section
Tom Wilkes   Art Direction
Frank Mulvey   Art Direction
Phil Wright   Composer
Calvin Hardaway   Composer
Peter Kaplan   Cover Photo
Lois Walker   Mastering
Phillip Wright   Composer
Kathleen Wakefield   Composer
Donald Baldwin   Composer
Verdine Adams White   Composer
Ian Bergman   Composer

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