Amant ... CD TK/Marlin/Henry Stone, 1978. New Copy ....
A sweet symphony of groove – featuring one long track on each side of the record – both composed and produced by arranger Ray Martinez, and mixed to perfection by the mighty Jim Burgess! Side one features "If There's Love" – a swirling batch of strings that soar alongside fast-stepping piano lines that really give the song some warmth right at the start – a bouncing disco groove that's mostly got an instrumental propulsion, but which features chorus vocals from Richard Norega and Martha Roque. Side two features the even better "Hazy Shade Of Love" – which has lots of great electronics that give the tune a cool moogy feel at points – kind of a space between P&P and TK records, with maybe some Rinder & Lewis touches! CD
Early work by David Benoit – and a record that features him recording with help from the Rinder & Lewis team, in a mode that's a bit like their own disco funk for AVI, but done in a smoother mode that's more in keeping with Benoit's own keyboard styles. The album's not a bad one in a smooth soulful fusion mode – and is a heck of a lot better than most of Benoit's later sides. Titles include "Moment In Hyde Park", "The Opening", "Oceana", "In Memory Of Che", and "Don't Wait For The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
Latin inflected club grooves by the legendary El Coco! The band was one of the most successful projects of the Rinder/Lewis production team – and although this album's not their best, it's still very much in their classic mode. Most tracks are nice and long, with a disco groove, and titles that include "Carry Me", "I'll Take My Chances", "Something Ya Got Makes Me Hot", and "Love Bizness". LP, Vinyl record album
Another one of the many great albums from the team of Michael Lewis and Laurin Rinder – long disco tracks with plenty of touches of jazz, and lots of keyboard and percussion work by the pair, enough to keep things moving along at a level that surpasses most other club efforts from the time. Titles include "Creepin", "Planet Of Love", "You Can Get Off On The Music", and "I've Been Watching You". LP, Vinyl record album
14 monster club tracks from the legendary AVI label, home to Rinder/Lewis projects like El Coco, plus other nice club artists like L.J. Johnson and Evelyn Thomas. Titles include "Le Spank" by Le Pamplemousse, "Cocomotion" by El Coco, "Willie & The Hand Jive" by Rinder & Lewis, "Keep It On Ice" by Croisette, "Automatic Lover" by Dee D. Johnson, "Never Let Go" by Eastbound Expressway, and "Disco Train" by Jerry Rix. CD
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Woody III ... LP Columbia, 1979. Used ....
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A perfect summation of the Woody Shaw genius in the 70s – bold, righteous jazz – delivered with a soaring, joyous message that's impossible to deny! By the time of this release, Shaw had matured to a point where he was easily one of the most important voices on the trumpet in his generation – a 70s player who pulled together strands of the previous generation – from Coltrane to Lee Morgan to Larry Young – all wrapped up in amazing music like this! The set's a major label date, but it's got a righteous power to rival the best indie label sessions from companies like Strata East or Muse – and the lineup features other key spiritual players of Shaw's generation – including Carter Jefferson on tenor, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Rene McLean on alto, Onaje Allen Gumbs on piano, Steve Turre on trumpet, Buster Williams on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums. Titles include the sublime "Woody III" suite, plus "Escape Velocity", "Organ Grinder", and "To Kill A Brick". LP, Vinyl record album