Where the Warm Winds Blow

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Multi-reed player Mel Martin touches on many different styles in this studio date, joined by veterans like keyboardist Don Friedman, bassist Rob Fisher, Latin percussionist John Santos, and others. Among the leader's originals, "Rhythm Man (Do Not Disturb" is a breezy Latin chart, while "Silly Hawk Walk" has a funky groove, both featuring electric keyboards backing his robust tenor sax. Martin overdubs multiple flutes behind his soprano in spots during his tense "To Catey with Love." He switches to flute for an intricate setting of George Russell's "Ezz-Thetic," an overlooked gem from the early 1960s that featured Eric Dolphy on the composer's recording. The one live track ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Multi-reed player Mel Martin touches on many different styles in this studio date, joined by veterans like keyboardist Don Friedman, bassist Rob Fisher, Latin percussionist John Santos, and others. Among the leader's originals, "Rhythm Man (Do Not Disturb" is a breezy Latin chart, while "Silly Hawk Walk" has a funky groove, both featuring electric keyboards backing his robust tenor sax. Martin overdubs multiple flutes behind his soprano in spots during his tense "To Catey with Love." He switches to flute for an intricate setting of George Russell's "Ezz-Thetic," an overlooked gem from the early 1960s that featured Eric Dolphy on the composer's recording. The one live track is a haunting take of "Blue in Green" with the leader playing soprano sax complemented by guitarist Barry Finnerty's spacious backing. While this CD resists easy classification, it is among the most compelling recordings that Mel Martin has made during his entire career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/2009
  • Label: Jazzed Media
  • UPC: 700261264158
  • Catalog Number: 1043
  • Sales rank: 372,689

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhythm Man (Do Not Disturb) - John Santos (7:20)
  2. 2 Ezz-Thetic - John Santos (5:08)
  3. 3 In the Stars - John Santos (7:26)
  4. 4 Silly Hawk Walk - John Santos (6:21)
  5. 5 Where the Warm Winds Blow - John Santos (6:01)
  6. 6 I Have a Dream - John Santos (10:04)
  7. 7 Blue in Green - John Santos (8:56)
  8. 8 To Catey with Love - John Santos (5:19)
  9. 9 Weaver of Dreams - John Santos (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mel Martin Primary Artist, Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Brad Buethe Guitar
Don Friedman Piano, fender rhodes
Barry Finnerty Guitar
John Santos Percussion, Conga
Jeff Marrs Percussion, Drums
Rob Fisher Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Miles Davis Composer
Bill Evans Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Mel Martin Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Mastering, Audio Production
Benny Carter Composer
George Russell Composer
Victor Young Composer
John Elliott Composer
Dan Feiszli Engineer
Stephen Mellilo Composer
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