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John Tropea

 

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John TropeaLivin' In The Jungle (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
TK, 1979. Sealed ... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn and has a factory sticker.)

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John TropeaShort Trip To Space ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
A funky fusion classic from John Tropea – the great guitarist who cut a wealth of studio work for other players, and a rare few albums under his own name! This set's got a tight, yet soulful finish – very much in the spirit of the best work on CTI or Kudu during the mid 70s – with Tropea's guitar out front in the arrangements on most tracks, backed by keyboards, horns, and some nice use of synth, which creates some especially great spacey touches. Players include Mike Mainieri, Don Grolnick, Will Lee, and Steve Gadd – and titles include "The Funk You See Is The Funk You Do", "Can't Hide Love", "You Can't Have It All", "Southside", "Short Trip To Space", "Love's Final Moment", and "Twist Of The Wrist". LP, Vinyl record album

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John TropeaStandard Influences 2 – Rock Candy ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2004. Used ... $16.99
CD
(Out of print. Hybrid Super Audio CD. Booklet has a cut corner.)
 
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New Ray BarrettoLa Cuna ... LP
CTI, 1981. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A nice jammer from the "second wind" period of CTI – and a strong return to Latin jazz for Ray! The set's a great mixture of smooth CTI electric funk and Latin-oriented grooves – and it features work by Ray on congas and percussion, plus a list of players that includes Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, Carlos Franzetti, and Willie Torres. The melds the styles beautifully – with plenty of languid, rubbery jamming with percussion that thumps just hard enough! Really kind of a stunner from '79 – one that came at welcome time for both Barretto and CTI! Includes the great electric Latin groover "Mambotango", plus "The Old Castle", "La Cuna", and a sublime vocal remake of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Randy CrawfordRaw Silk ... CD
Warner (France), 1979. Used ... $4.99
A really wonderful little album from Randy Crawford – a lot jazzier than previous work, and done in a style that has Randy's vocals backed by small electric combo work on most cuts! Players on the set are a great batch of top-shelf fusion players – and include Don Grusin, William D Smith, Leon Pendarvis, and John Tropea – all playing in different combos from track to track, but keeping things nicely together to match Randy's increasingly soulful vocals. The sound's a real hint at the greatness Randy would hit with The Crusaders – but in a mellower mode – and titles include "Endlessly", "Declaration Of Love", "Blue Mood", "Love Is Like A Newborn Child", "Nobody", and "Just To Keep You Satisfied". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has remnants of a small sticker.)

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DeodatoWhirlwinds/Artistry ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Two post-CTI gems from Deodato – back to back on a single CD! Whirlwinds is sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded than before, but never in a way that buries the keyboards – and Deodato's right out front on a range of electric keys that get some great support from John Tropea's finely-honed work on guitar! Titles include "Havana Strut", "Whirlwinds", "West 42nd Street", and a nice cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". And heck, even the album's version of Glen Miller's "Moonlight Serenade" manages to come off like a funk tune! Artistry is a live set from Deodato – but one that's very much in the mode of his best CTI studio sessions – with soaring, over the top keyboard work that's totally great – backed by some tightly compressed guitar, bass, and drums, with just enough funk in the mix to keep things interesting! As with other Deodato records from the time, there's a mix of moods here that comes together nicely – a range that goes past his easy hits, and shows Deodato to be one of the hippest, most soulful keyboard talents of his generation. Titles include a great version of "Super Strut" that grooves for over 8 minutes, and which has some firey guitar that really competes with Deodato's work on the keys – and other tracks include "Farewell To A Friend", "Pavane For A Dead Princess", "Rio Sangre", and "Jivin". CD

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Michael FranksBurchfield Nines ... LP
Warner, 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
Great songs, great vocals, great instrumentation, and another late 70s classic from Michael Franks – one of the few mainstream masters of understatement in his generation! As on all his best albums, the style here is a subtle blend of jazz and pop with a bit of a Brazilian inspiration – kind of a more mainstream take on styles that Bob Dorough and Blossom Dearie had first put forth, with all the sort of hip songwriting that sort of reference might imply. Deodato's at the helm of the arrangements here – keeping things lean and clean, and using key contributions from players like Leon Pendarvis, John Tropea, Steve Gadd, and Bud Shank to flesh out the jazzier side of Franks' sound. Titles include "Wrestle A Live Nude Girl", "In Search Of The Perfect Shampoo", "Vivaldi's Song", "Dear Little Nightingale", "When The Cookie Jar Is Empty", "A Robinsong", and "Meet Me In The Deerpark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a few creases.)

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Randy CrawfordRaw Silk ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Around December 10, 2014
A really wonderful little album from Randy Crawford – a lot jazzier than previous work, and done in a style that has Randy's vocals backed by small electric combo work on most cuts! Players on the set are a great batch of top-shelf fusion players – and include Don Grusin, William D Smith, Leon Pendarvis, and John Tropea – all playing in different combos from track to track, but keeping things nicely together to match Randy's increasingly soulful vocals. The sound's a real hint at the greatness Randy would hit with The Crusaders – but in a mellower mode – and titles include "Endlessly", "Declaration Of Love", "Blue Mood", "Love Is Like A Newborn Child", "Nobody", and "Just To Keep You Satisfied". CD
Also available Raw Silk ... CD 4.99

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Ice (David Matthews)Fuse One ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Around December 10, 2014
Not to be confused with the Afro-Funk group Ice, this one's an all-star fusion session recorded for the Japanese market – featuring David Matthews at the head of the group, and doing all the arrangements, plus players that include Tom Browne, Ronnie Cuber, Larry Coryell, John Tropea, and Steve Gadd. Tracks are smooth grooving with a Japanese fusion approach – and titles include "Just Funkin Around", "Ruse It", "Requiem For Marvin", "Ice", and "A Lonely Smile". CD

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David MatthewsGrand Cross ... CD
Electric Bird/King (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... Around December 10, 2014
A smooth session of fusion originally recorded by the Electric Bird imprint in Japan, and issued here in a US version by GNP. Matthews is a lot slicker than on his earlier funky work with James Brown – and he's got help from a bevvy of studio talents, like John Tropea, Larry Carlton, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, and Steve Gadd. The record's got that classic Jap Jazz fusion sound – and it features the groover "Sambafrique", plus "Movin Man", "Grand Cross", and "Afro Sax". CD

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New DeodatoFirst Cuckoo ... LP
MCA, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Key proof that Deodato kept on making great records after leaving CTI Records – and in a way, the kind of set that allowed him a bit more freedom to grow than some of his contemporaries! The vibe here is a bit tighter than before, but in a way that makes many numbers even funkier – played by small combos on all tunes, with players that include Hubert Laws, Steve Gadd, John Tropea, and other early 70s fusion heavyweights – all jamming with Deodato's great work on electric piano and clavinet! There's a great variety of material here, but as usual with D, even familiar tunes get really transformed – in this case into soulful fusion numbers with a sound that we never would have expected! Titles include "Caravan", "Funk Yourself", "Crabwalk", "First Cuckoo", and versions of Marcos Valle's "Adam's Hotel" and Led Zep's "Black Dog"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in pen on front.)

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Deodato & AirtoDeodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... LP
CTI, 1974. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as slick and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, and vocals by Flora Purim – and all tracks are long and complicated. The funkiest number is "Tropea", which has a nice long 8 minute groove – and the set also features a cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again", plus the tracks "Parana" and "Branches". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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