Music Is My Sanctuary

Music Is My Sanctuary

by Gary Bartz


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Surrounding himself with a world-class ensemble of disco-jazz-fusion musicians and armed with the Mizell brothers at the production console (who were near the peak of their careers around this time), Gary Bartz took the route of Donald Byrd and brought new elements of funk, soul, and a foreshadowing of the soon-to-be-commercial disco craze all into a 40-minute workout on Music Is My Sanctuary. While purists shook their heads in disapproval and disdain at Bartz's new direction (one emulated by several jazz pioneers at the time), those who could take off their traditional jazz mufflers would find Bartz and the Mizells making some highly infectious, soulful music. Further accentuated by the addition of Syreeta Wright on vocals, the Mizells took Bartz into nearly uncharted territories for jazz musicians. The results of this experimentation more than paid off, with the dividends being Bartz's most polished, focused releases.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2003
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724358073324
catalogNumber: 80733
Rank: 84644

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gary Bartz   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
George Cables   Piano
Eddie Henderson   Trumpet
Bill Summers   Percussion
David T. Walker   Guitar
Juewett Bostick   Guitar
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Gary BRTZ   Synthesizer,Piano,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals
James Gadson   Drums
Welton Gite   Bass
Howard King   Drums
James Mtume   Percussion
Larry Mizell   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nate Neblett   Drums
Curtis A. Robertson   Bass
John Rowin   Guitar
Sigidi   Vocals,Background Vocals
Wah Wah Watson   Guitar
Syreeta Wright   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gary Bartz   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Wade Marcus   String Arrangements
Larkin Arnold   Executive Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Fonce Mizell   Producer
Larry Mizell   Arranger,Producer
Jim Nipar   Engineer
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Burton Yount   Reissue Design
Michael Bryan   Illustrations
W. Prince Moore   Composer

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