The Survivor

The Survivor

by Alphonse Mouzon


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The Survivor

In light of his extensive and diverse jazz fusion resume (Weather Report, Dizzy, Miles), it would be easy to criticize multi-instrumentalist Alphonse Mouzon's The Survivor as an unsophisticated turn by an artist who has dug deeper in the past. But why not celebrate the collection for what it is--an intensely joyous, tightly played, melodic, energetic blend of pop jazz colors, one which will continue to expose this master to a new audience. Though he offers some lush keyboard musings, Mouzon functions less as a player here than as producer, drawing magnificent lead performances from the genre's elite--Lee Ritenour, Richard Elliot, George Howard, Brandon Fields, Kirk Whalum, Ernie Watts, and so on. Russ Freeman's breezy acoustic guitar is reminiscent of the best Rippingtons work. The only drawback is that a drummer of Mouzon's magnitude would choose to work with drum machines.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/1993
Label: Tenacious Records
UPC: 0750817920120
catalogNumber: 9201

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alphonse Mouzon   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Drums
Richard Elliot   Tenor Saxophone
George Howard   Soprano Saxophone
Gary Meek   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Lynn Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Lynne Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Brandon Fields   Alto Saxophone
Welton Gite   Electric Bass
Portia Griffin   Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram   Vocals
Lee Ritenour   Acoustic Guitar
Sandra Simmons   Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Tenor Saxophone
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Russ Freeman   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Richard Elliot   Contributor
George Howard   Contributor
Alphonse Mouzon   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Gary Meek   Contributor
David Bates   Engineer
Lynne Fiddmont   Contributor
Brandon Fields   Contributor
Welton Gite   Contributor
Portia Griffin   Contributor
Phillip Ingram   Contributor
John Kliner   Engineer
Steve Miller   Engineer
Lee Ritenour   Contributor
Sandra Simmons   Contributor
Tom Twiss   Engineer
Ernie Watts   Contributor
Kirk Whalum   Contributor
Ace Steele   Engineer
Russ Freeman   Contributor

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