Joe Farrell – Night Dancing [LP] (1978)

Artist: Joe Farrell
Title: Night Dancing [LP]
Year Of Release: 1978
Label: Warner Bros. Records Inc. [BSK-3225]
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz Fusion
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,scans) [24Bit/96kHz]
Total Time: 44:43
Total Size: 991 MB

Review by Scott Yanow:

After his association with CTI ended, Joe Farrell made two weak and rather commercial sets for Warner Bros., of which this LP is the second. Although Farrell gets in a few good spots on tenor, soprano and flute, the strictly for-the-money arrangements of Trevor Lawrence and the excess of musicians sinks this effort. The version of Stevie Wonder’s "Another Star" is dominated by dull "background" vocalists; most songs have instantly dated funk played by the rhythm section, and the talents of keyboardists Herbie Hancock and Victor Feldman are wasted. Only a three-and-a-half-minute unaccompanied tenor solo on "Come Rain or Come Shine" by Farrell still sounds good 20 years later.

Side 1
A2.Silver Lace
A3.How Deep Is Your Love
A4.Come Rain Or Come Shine
Side 2
B1.Another Star
B2.Casa De Los Sospensos
B3.Night Dancing
Joe Farrell – Soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
Herbie Hancock – Piano, electric piano
Victor Feldman – Piano, electric piano
Michael Boddicker – Synthesizer, Clavinet
Lee Ritenour – Guitar
Jay Graydon – Guitar
Richard Greene & Beryl Marriott – Violin, viola
Robert W. Daugherty – Bass
Abraham Laboriel – Bass
Mike Porcaro – Bass
Chuck Rainey – Bass
John Guerin – Drums
Jeff Porcaro – Drums
Harvey Mason, Sr. – Drums
Airto Moreira – Percussion, cuica
Paulinho Da Costa – Conga
Joe Romano – Tenor saxophone
Oscar Brashear – Trumpet
Garnett Brown – Trombone
Quitman Dennis – Baritone saxophone
Chuck Findley – Trumpet
Lew McCreary – Bass trombone
Flora Purim – Vocals
Andrea Robinson – Vocals
Art Direction – John Cabalka
Design – Brad Kanawyer
Engineer [Assistant] – Laura Livingstone*
Management [Personal] – Sanford R. Ross*
Mastered By – Jeff Sanders
Photography By – Claude Mougin
Producer [Associate] – John Farrell
Recorded By, Mixed By – John Fischbach
Producer – Trevor Lawrence

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