Messengers – First Message (1975)

First Message is the debut album by German jazz-funk/big band the Messengers, released in 1975 on Red Point.

A1. “Hankock’s Hideaway” (6:08)
A2. “Man With the Sea-Blue Eyes” (3:04)
A3. “Kind of a Love Affair” (3:44)
A4. “Number One” (3:38)
A5. “One-and-Twenty” (4:27)
B1. “All Is Fair in Love” (3:32)
B2. “Ballerina (Take Me Up to the Stars)” (4:57)
B3. “Actions” (3:36)
B4. “Gang Bang” (3:00)
B5. “La Matanza” (7:02)

Bass – Mickey Bahner, Paul Cameron
Bass, Piano, Twelve-String Guitar – Thomas “Keule” Schiedel
Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Olaf “Vicking” Gustafsson
Electric Piano [Fender Piano] – Eduardo
Flute – Wolfgang Dünschede
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone – Peter Förster
Guitar – Ingo Kramer
Guitar, Violin, Vocals – Michael Gechter
Keyboards, Vocals – Nono
Percussion – Lutz Halfter
Percussion, Congas, Chimes – Stefan Holm Jun.
Synthesizer [Moog], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes, Hohner D6], Organ, Accordion – Thomas Glanz
Timpani – Martin Rosenthal, Walter Lessig
Trombone, Horn, Vocals – Joe Körner
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion, Vocals – Peter Tüllmann, Thomas “Doc” Neviger
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals – Bernhard Jobski
Vocals – Antonia Maas, Gary Gordon

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