Lalo Schifrin records ‘Black Widow’ featuring Patti Austin for CTI (1976)

Lalo Schifrin’s ‘Black Widow’ is an album featuring, among others, Patti Austin on vocals and recorded on March 29 & 30, 1976 and released the same year by CTI

Track Listing : 1.Black Widow (Lalo Schifrin) – 04:11 . 2.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) – 04:31 . 3.Quiet Village (Les Baxter) – 05:45 . 4.Moonglow/Theme From Picnic (Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Eddie Delange/George Duning, Steve Allen) – 06:13 . 5.Jaws (John Williams) – 06:01 . 6.Baia (Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert) – 04:49 . 7.Turning Point (Lalo Schifrin) – 03:29 . 8.Dragonfly (Lalo Schifrin) – 05:45

Musicians : Lalo Schifrin – Piano, Keyboards, Conductor . Patti Austin – Vocals . John Tropea – Guitar . Jerry Friedman – Guitar . Eric Gale – Guitar . Anthony Jackson – Bass . Pepper Adams – Sax (Baritone) . Don Alias – Congas, Percussion . Wayne Andre – Trombone . Carter Collins – Percussion . Sue Evans – Percussion . Jon Faddis – Trumpet . Joe Farrell – Flute, Sax (Alto) . Hubert Laws – Flute . George Marge – Flute . Carlos Martin – Congas . Andy Newmark – Drums . Barry Rogers – Trombone . Clark Spangler – Keyboards . Matthew Raimondi – Violin . David Nadien – Violin . Harold Kahon – Violin . Charles Libove – Violin . Harry Lookofsky – Violin . Paul Gershman – Violin . Emanuel Green – Violin

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Lalo Schifrin . Joe Jorgensen – Engineer . Tom Curly Ruff – Mastering . Matt Murray – Assistant Engineer

Arrangements : Lalo Schifrin

Package : Steve Futterman – Liner Notes . Helene Silverman – Design

Recorded On March 29 & 30, 1976 At Mediasound Studios In New York City .

Released In 1976 By Cti.

Video Director(s) : Stuart Orme for “Misunderstanding”

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Ambient Exotica
And best of all: this album features three Exotica standards which are adamantly turned into glamorous glitter glimpses. […]

MH1000 @ RateYourMusic
Black Widow is a very of the times album, so it’s full of funk and disco influences, but like most stuff from the Creed Taylor camp, it has been done with a lot of class, so even if it’s not totally your bag, you can’t deny its absolute quality […]

allmusic
Black Widow also spawned a dancefloor hit with Schifrin’s imaginative reworking of Jaws, which transformed John Williams’ spooky monster-movie theme into an ominous, percolating slice of nocturnal funk built on wah-wah guitar and Schifrin’s elegantly jazzy keyboard excursions. […]

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