Eumir Deodato’s ‘Deodato 2’ is an album recorded with John Tropea & Stanley Clarke and released on July 18, 1973 by Cti.
Track Listing : 1.Nights In White Satin (Justin Hayward) – 06:01 . 2.Pavane For A Dead Princess (Maurice Ravel) – 04:08 . 3.Skyscrapers (Eumir Deodato) – 06:40 . 4.Super Strut (Eumir Deodato) – 08:58 . 5.Rhapsody In Blue (George Gershwin, Eumir Deodato) – 08:48
Musicians : Deodato – Conductor, Keyboards . Billy Cobham – Drums . Stanley Clarke – Bass On (3) . John Tropea – Flugelhorn, Guitar, Trumpet . Rick Marotta – Drums . Rubens Bassini – Congas, Percussion . Gilmore Digap – Congas, Percussion . Alvin Brehm – Bass . Wayne Andre – Trombone . Garnett Brown – Trombone . James Buffington – French Horn . Jim Buffington – French Horn . Burt Collins – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Hubert Laws – Flute . Jerry Dodgion – Flute . George Marge – Flute . Romeo Penque – Flute . Jon Faddis – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Victor Paz – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Alan Rubin – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Joe Shepley – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . Marvin Stamm – Flugelhorn, Trumpet . John Giulino – Bass . Russell Savkas – Bass . Tony Studd – Bass, Trombone, Trombone (Bass) . Joe Temperley – Sax (Baritone) . Brooks Tillotson – French Horn . Emanuel Vardi – Viola . Harry Cykman – Violin . Alfred Brown – Viola . Max Ellen – Violin . Paul Gershman – Violin . Harry Glickman – Violin . Emanuel Green – Violin . Harold Kohon – Violin . Harry Lookofsky – Violin . Joseph Malin – Violin . Charles Mccracken – Cello . David Nadien – Violin . Gene Orloff – Violin . George Ricci – Cello . Elliot Rosoff – Violin . Alan Shulman – Cello . Irving Spice – Violin
Production : Produced By Creed Taylor Darcy Proper – Mastering . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer . Todd Whitelock – Mixing
Package : Didier C. Deutsch – Liner Notes
Recorded On Apr 12, 1973-May 16, 1973.
Released On July 18, 1973 By Cti Records.
Jazz Music Archives
Opening the flipside is a superb 150MPH Skyscrapers fusion piece, where you can find Eumur’s Hammer-Corea influences on synths, followed by a sitar-sounding guitar leading Latin Flute track and a much slower (and cheesy) Venus piece. […]
All About Jazz
Deodato knew there was a lot of money to be made courting the rock audienceand there’s little on this record that could safely be called jazz. However, this record still stands up remarkably well today, unlike some of the other keyboard-driven records from the era. […]
Here are the directions for listening to this album. Hook up your best pair of headphones to your computer, stereo, iPod, etc. Put them on and click play. Sit back in your chair and relax with your eyes closed. Feel Deodato’s soulful panning organ in Super Strut bouncing back and forth in your head. You may picture silhouettes in the distance standing along the horizon rippling about in the heat like a watery pool of locusts. […]