Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Harvey Mason - Marching In The Street

Year : 1975
Label : Arista
Genre : Jazz, Soul
Style : Jazz Funk

Debut album solo of american studio jazz drummer, Harvey Mason. He collaborated with many jazz and fusion musicians such as George Benson or The Brecker Brothers, almost present in all the Mizell Brothers productions with Donald Byrd or Bobbi Humphrey and played for several japanese artists as Hiroshi Fukumura on Hunt Up Wind (1978). He best known as in group The Headhunters and sideman for Herbie Hancock on Head Hunters (1973), Man-Child (1975), Mr. Hands (1980). Titles include featurings with guests musicians as Melvin 'Wah Wah' Ragin (guitar & talkbox on Fair Thee Well), Hubert Laws (flute on Modaji) George Bohannon (trombone on Hop Scotch) and Blue Mitchell (solo trumpet on Marching In The Street). All tracks composed by Harvey Mason except Modaji by Dave Grusin and Wild Rice by Lee Ritenour. Arranged & produced by Harvey Mason.

Harvey Mason_drums, vocal
Chuck Rainey & Paul Jackson_bass
Lee Ritenour_guitar
Herbie Hancock & Dave Grusin_keyboards
Oscar Brashear & Bobby Bryant_trumpet
Ernie Watts & Bennie Maupin_saxophone

01. Marching In The Street
02. Modaji
03. Hop Scotch
04. Wild Rice
05. Ballad For Heather
06. Fair Thee Well
07. Building Love
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