Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach

Blue Note Plays Burt Bacharach


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Unfortunately, the 2004 issue of Blue Note Plays Bacharach falls short of the similar (now deleted) compilation from 1999, Blue Bacharach: A Cooler Shaker, also on Blue Note. Usually when a compilation disc is reissued, songs are added to the original program rather than omitted, which isn't the case in this instance. While Blue Bacharach originally had 14 tracks, this version has been whittled down to 12 tracks, nine of which are repeats. The three newly added songs, "The April Fools" by Earl Klugh, "One Less Bell to Answer" by Stanley Jordan, and "Any Day Now" by Lou Rawls, were recorded in 1976, 1986, and 1990, respectively, undermining the overall continuity of the '60s-based arrangements. Still, it's nice to have Bacharach standards played in a lively soul-jazz groove by Stanley Turrentine, Grant Green, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Reuben Wilson, along with Nancy Wilson's outstanding vocals on "Wives and Lovers" and "Alfie." Blue Note Plays Bacharach is a passable compilation, but keep your eyes open for a used copy of the superior Blue Bacharach: A Cooler Shaker.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2004
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724357736923
catalogNumber: 77369
Rank: 238063

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wayne Henderson   Trombone
Lou Rawls   Vocals
Pepper Adams   Baritone Saxophone
Buddy Childers   Trumpet
Grant Green   Guitar
Eddie Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Harris   Piano
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Earl Klugh   Acoustic Guitar
Billy May   Conductor
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Anthony Ortega   Alto Saxophone
Joe Sample   Piano
James Spaulding   Alto Saxophone
Frank Strozier   Alto Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Walrath   Trumpet
Lou Blackburn   Trombone
Paul Humphrey   Drums
Howard Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
Lou Levy   Piano
Jimmy Lewis   Electric Bass
Bill Plummer   Bass
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
McCoy Tyner   Piano
Richard Aplanalp   Baritone Saxophone
Donald Bailey   Drums
Eluriel Tinker Barfield   Electric Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Candido Camero   Conga
Kenny Dennis   Drums
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Wilton Felder   Electric Bass,Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Gilbert   Bass
Bill Green   Baritone Saxophone
Freddie Hill   Trumpet
Milt Holland   Percussion
Richard "Groove" Holmes   Organ
Stix Hooper   Drums
Idris Muhammad   Drums
Richard Landrum   Bongos
Rick Margitza   Tenor Saxophone
Larry McGuire   Trumpet
Peter Myers   Trombone
Chris Parker   Drums
William Peterson   Electric Trumpet
Emanuel Riggins   Organ
Mickey Roker   Drums
Andy Simpkins   Bass
Frank Strong   Trombone
Richard Tee   Organ,Piano
Steve Turre   Trombone
Ernie Watts   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ken Watson   Conga
Buster Williams   Bass
Michael Wimberly   Bass Trombone
Jerry Rusch   Trumpet
John Michael Gray   Guitar
Herbert Anderson   Trumpet
Roberto Marín   Drums
Bobby Ray Watson   Alto Saxophone
Nancy Jo Wilson   Vocals
Clarence MacDonald   Piano
Ernie Tack   Bass Trombone

Technical Credits

Wayne Henderson   Producer
Stanley Jordan   Producer
Billy May   Orchestral Arrangements
Oliver Nelson   Arranger
Duke Pearson   Arranger
Gerald Wilson   Arranger
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Richard Bock   Producer
Dave Grusin   Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Alfred Lion   Producer
Larry Rosen   Producer
Richard Tee   Horn Arrangements
Jack Tracy   Producer
Billy Vera   Producer
Francis Wolff   Producer
James Gavin   Liner Notes
Dave Cavanaugh   Producer
Eileen Preston   Art Direction

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