Leaving This Planet

Leaving This Planet

by Charles Earland


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Leaving This Planet

A definite departure from the type of earthy, groove-oriented soul-jazz he usually embraced, Leaving This Planet is perhaps Charles Earland's most ambitious -- and surprising -- album. Responding to the fusion revolution, Earland plays keyboards and various synthesizers in addition to his usual Hammond B-3 organ, and thrives in a very electric setting. The album isn't fusion in the same sense as Miles Davis, Larry Coryell or Weather Report -- rather, he incorporates funk and rock elements in a manner not unlike the early-'70s experiments of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. And in fact, those greats (as well as trumpeter Eddie Henderson) are among the superb soloists featured. Whether the Philadelphian is embracing Hub's "Red Clay," Henderson's "No Me Esqueca," or fine compositions of his own (which range from the congenial, pleasant "Brown Eyes" to the abstract "Warp Factor 8"), he leaves no doubt just how much he's enjoying this surprising change of pace.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/1993
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218560221
catalogNumber: 66002
Rank: 72333

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Earland   Primary Artist,Organ,Synthesizer,Electric Piano,Soprano Saxophone
Joe Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Henderson   Trumpet
Dave Hubbard   Flute,Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Arkin   Guitar
Brian Brake   Drums
Rudy Copeland   Vocals
Greg Crockett   Guitar
Mark Elf   Guitar
Patrick Gleeson   Synthesizer
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Lawrence Killian   Percussion
Harvey Mason   Drums

Technical Credits

Charles Earland   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Eddie Harris   Engineer,Remixing
Joe Henderson   Composer
Patrick Gleeson   Contributor
Freddie Hubbard   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Remixing
Michael Rozek   Liner Notes
Phil Carroll   Artwork,Illustrations

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