Gato Barbieri ‎– Caliente! (1976)

Caliente! is a 1976 album by Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri. Issued by A&M Records, the recording was guided by label-head Herb Alpert. The nine tracks display the saxist’s smooth tones over a range of lush, samba-fied, variably paced backdrops. Tracklist: A1. Fireflies A2. Fiesta A3. Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) A4. Don’t Cry Rochelle A5. […]

Kochi

Kochi were a multinational jazz-rock super-group led by Japanese keyboardist/composer Masabumi Kikuchi. The project yielded the album Wishes on East Wind in 1976. Members: Al Foster, Anthony Jackson, David Liebman, James Mtume, Masabumi Kikuchi, Reggie Lucas, Steve Grossman, Terumasa Hino Discography: Wishes (1976)

Mtume

Mtume were an American soul-funk band that released five albums on Epic between 1978 and 1986. The band was led by the namesake percussionist, who played on numerous spiritual jazz recordings during the 1970s as both a sideman and bandleader. Members: Mtume (vocals, keyboards, congas), Reggie Lucas (guitar), Tawatha (vocals, guitar), Basil Fearington (bass), Hubert […]

Stephanie Mills ‎– Sweet Sensation (1980)

Sweet Sensation is the fourth album by American soul/pop vocalist Stephanie Mills, released in 1980 on 20th Century-Fox. Tracklist: A1. “Sweet Sensation” (4:30) A2. “Try My Love” (3:50) A3. “I Just Wanna Say” (6:10) A4. “Wish That You Were Mine” (4:33) B1. “D-A-N-C-I-N‘” (5:41) B2. “Still Mine” (5:33) B3. “Never Knew Love Like This Before” […]

The Heath Brothers

The Heath Brothers were an American avant-garde jazz duo from Philadelphia comprised of drummer Albert Heath (born May 31, 1935) and saxist/flutist Jimmy Heath (born Oct. 25, 1926). Members: Albert Heath (drums), Jimmy Heath (saxophone, flute), Percy Heath (bass), Stanley Cowell (keyboards), Tony Purrone (guitar), Mtume (percussion), Keith Copeland (drums), Akira Tana (drums), Jeb Patton […]