Ruth Copeland ‎– Take Me to Baltimore (1976)

Take Me to Baltimore is the third longplayer by English-born/U.S.-based belter Ruth Copeland, issued by RCA in 1976. The singer teamed for these sessions with label-mate Daryl Hall, who co-wrote two of the album’s tracks. The sax/woodwind talents of Robin Kenyatta and the Brecker Brothers are also featured throughout the album.     Tracklist: A1. […]

The Brecker Brothers

The Brecker Brothers were an American jazz-funk duo from N.Y.C. comprised of saxophonist Michael Brecker and trumpeter Randy Brecker, who played on numerous recordings together and separately throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Members: Randy Brecker (trumpet), Michael Brecker (saxophone) Discography: The Brecker Bros. (1975) Back to Back (1976) Don’t Stop the Music (1977) Blue Montreux […]

Dreams

Dreams were an American brass-rock band from N.Y.C. that released two albums on CBS/Columbia in 1970 and 1971. The band featured numerous members who would later attain star status in the annals of jazz-rock, including drummer Billy Cobham, bassist Will Lee, and the sax/trumpet team of brothers Randy and Michael Brecker. Members: Jeff Kent (vocals, […]

Steps Ahead

Steps Ahead were an American post-bop/modern-jazz supergroup that released three albums as Steps on Japanese Nippon-subsidiary Better Days between 1980 and 1982. Under the full nameplate, the band released three albums on Elektra Musician between 1983 and 1986. Members: Mike Mainieri (vibraphone), Michael Brecker (saxophone), Don Grolnick (piano), Eddie Gomez (bass), Steve Gadd (drums), Peter […]

John Abercrombie ‎– Night (1984)

Night is an album by American jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, released in 1984 on ECM. Tracklist: A1. “Ethereggae” (8:28) A2. “Night” (5:02) A3. “3 East” (4:33) B1. “Look Around” (9:02) B2. “Believe You Me” (7:42) B3. “Four On One” (6:41) Credits: John Abercrombie — guitar, writer Jan Hammer — keyboards, writer Jack DeJohnette — drums Mike […]

The Manhattan Transfer – Coming Out (1976)

Coming Out is the third album by American jazz/pop vocal group the Manhattan Transfer, released in 1976 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Let Go” (2:45) A2. “Zindy Lou” (2:50) A3. “Chanson d’amour” (2:55) A4. “Helpless” (3:07) A5. “Scotch and Soda” (2:59) A6. “The Speak Up Mambo” (3:05) B1. “Poinciana (The Song of the Tree)” (4:11) B2. […]

Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius (1976)

Jaco Pastorius is the second headlining album by American jazz-rock bassist Jaco Pastorius, released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Donna Lee” (2:24) A2. “Come On, Come Over” (3:53) A3. “Continuum” (4:32) A4. “Kuru / Speak Like a Child” (7:38) A5. “Portrait of Tracy” (2:19) B1. “Opus Pocus” (5:24) B2. “Okonkolé y Trompa” (4:20) B3. […]

Luther Vandross ‎– Forever, for Always, for Love (1982)

Forever, for Always, for Love is the fourth album by American soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 1982 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Bad Boy / Having a Party” (5:16) A2. “You’re the Sweetest One” (4:47) A3. “Since I Lost My Baby” (5:32) A4. “Forever, for Always, for Love” (6:22) B1. “Better Love” (6:27) B2. “Promise […]

Dan Fogelberg ‎– The Innocent Age (1981)

The Innocent Age is the sixth solo album by American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, released in 1981 as a double-LP on Full Moon. Tracklist: A1. “Nexus” (6:04) A2. “The Innocent Age” (4:15) A3. “The Sand and the Foam” (4:19) A4. “In the Passage” (6:28) B1. “Lost in the Sun” (3:53) B2. “Run for the Roses” (4:18) B3. […]

Steps ‎– Smokin’ in the Pit (1981)

Smokin’ in the Pit is a live double-album by American post-bop/jazz-rock supergroup Steps, recorded at Tokyo’s Pit Inn with guitarist Kazumi Watanabe and released in 1981 on Nippon Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Tee Bag” (13:49) A2. “Lover Man” (8:31) B1. “Fawlty Tenors” (10:05) B2. “Song to Seth” (13:00) C1. “Young and Fine” (16:00) C2. “Soul Eyes” […]

Cheryl Lynn ‎– In Love (1979)

In Love is the second album by American soul/funk vocalist Cheryl Lynn, released in 1979 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “I’ve Got Faith in You” (4:39) A2. “Hide It Away” (4:33) A3. “Feel It” (5:04) A4. “In Love” (5:56) B1. “Keep It Hot” (5:24) B2. “I’ve Got Just What You Need” (3:52) B3. “Love Bomb” (4:08) […]

Spyro Gyra ‎– Morning Dance (1979)

Morning Dance is the second album by American Latin-jazz/rock ensemble Spyro Gyra, released in 1979 on MCA/Infinity. Tracklist: A1. “Morning Dance” (3:58) A2. “Jubilee” (4:31) A3. “Rasul” (3:56) A4. “Song for Lorraine” (3:59) A5. “Starburst” (4:48) B1. “Heliopolis” (5:34) B2. “It Doesn’t Matter” (4:27) B3. “Little Linda” (4:21) B4. “End of Romaticism” (5:18) Credits: Chet […]

Steve Khan ‎– The Blue Man (1978)

The Blue Man is the second solo album by American jazz-rock guitarist Steve Khan, released in 1978 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Daily Bulls” (7:02) A2. “The Blue Man” (6:01) A3. “Some Down Time” (5:25) B1. “The Little Ones” (5:52) B2. “Daily Valley” (4:52) B3. “An Eye Over Autumn (For Folon)” (8:48) Credits: Steve Khan — […]

Robert Palmer ‎– Double Fun (1978)

Double Fun is the fourth solo album by English blue-eyed soul singer Robert Palmer, released in 1978 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Every Kinda People” (3:17) A2. “Best of Both Worlds” (3:54) A3. “Come Over” (4:06) A4. “Where Can It Go?” (3:20) B1. “Night People” (4:12) B2. “Love Can Run Faster” (4:02) B3. “You Overwhelm Me” (3:06) […]

The Eleventh House Featuring Larry Coryell – Aspects (1976)

Aspects is the third and final studio album by Larry Coryell‘s Eleventh House, released in 1976 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “Kowloon Jag” (5:48) A2. “Titus” (5:29) A3. “Pyramids” (5:21) A4. “Rodrigo Reflections” (4:39) B1. “Yin-Yang” (4:42) B2. “Woman of Truth and Future” (6:06) B3. “Ain’t It Is” (5:02) B4. “Aspects” (4:24) Credits: Gerry Brown — drums […]

Average White Band – Soul Searching (1976)

Soul Searching is the fourth album by Scottish soul/funk sextet the Average White Band, released in 1976 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Overture” (2:14) A2. “Love Your Life” (4:49) A3. “I’m the One” (4:18) A4. “A Love of Your Own” (5:28) A5. “Queen of My Soul” (6:05) B1. “Soul Searching” (3:15) B2. “Goin’ Home” (4:36) B3. […]

Hal Galper ‎– The Guerilla Band (1973)

The Guerilla Band is second album by American post-bop/jazz-rock pianist Hal Galper, released in 1973 on Mainstream. Tracklist: A1. “Call” (6:05) A2. “Figure Eight” (7:37) A3. “Black Night” (3:16) B1. “Welcome to My Dream” (4:50) B2. “Rise and Fall” (9:05) B3. “Point of View” (5:49) Credits: Hal Galper — electric piano, writer Victor Gaskin — […]

Zbigniew Seifert ‎– Zbigniew Seifert (1977)

Zbigniew Seifert is the self-titled second album by the Polish jazz-rock violinist, released in 1977 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “On the Farm” (5:26) A2. “Quasimodo” (4:21) A3. “Way to Oasis” (3:55) A4. “For the Love of You” (3:58) B1. “Chinatown” (5:11) B2. “Nasty Gal” (3:58) B3. “Would You Ever…” (4:09) B4. “Song for Christopher” (5:41) […]

Googie and Tom Coppola ‎– Shine the Light of Love (1980)

Shine the Light of Love is an album by husband/wife jazz-pop act Googie and Tom Coppola, released in 1980 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Shine the Light of Love” (5:18) A2. “Broken Wings” (5:09) A3. “Nothing in This World” (5:22) A4. “Everything Is Coming to the Light” (3:38) B1. “Missing Love” (5:16) B2. “Joyous Flame” (5:11) […]

Dreams ‎– Dreams (1970)

Dreams is the first of two albums by the namesake American brass-rock band, released in 1970 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. “Devil Lady” (3:33) A2. “15 Miles to Povo” (3:01) A3. “The Martanine” (2:25) A4. “Holli Be Home” (5:41) A5. “Try Me” (5:08) B1. “Dream Suite” (14:45) — a. Asset Stop — b. Jane — c. Crunchy […]

Air ‎– Air (1971)

Air is the singular album by the namesake American jazz-pop quartet, produced by Herbie Mann and released in 1971 on Embryo. Tracklist: A1. “Realize” (3:47) A2. “Mr. Man” (3:12) A3. “Baby I Don’t Know Where Love” (4:34) A4. “Martin” (2:37) A5. “In Our Time” (5:08) B1. “Man Is Free” (4:25) B2. “Sister Bessie” (2:32) B3. “Lipstick” […]

Billy Cobham – Inner Conflicts (1978)

Inner Conflicts is an album by jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham, released in 1978 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Inner Conflicts” (10:49) A2. “The Muffin Talks Back” (9:52) B1. “Nickles and Dimes” (7:21) B2. “El Barrio” (6:30) B3. “Arroyo” (4:15) Credits: Bass – John Williams Drums – Billy Cobham Guitar – John Scofield Keyboards – Dawilli Gonga […]

Stardrive – Intergalactic Trot (1973)

Intergalactic Trot is the first of two albums by American electro/space-rock band Stardrive, released in 1973 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “Rushes” (4:06) A2. “Strawberry Fields Forever” (3:57) A3. “Stardrive” (9:38) B1. “Dr. Tandem (Takes a Ride)” (2:56) B2. “Want to Take You Higher” (3:20) B3. “Everything at Once” (6:12) B4. “Intergalactic Trot” (8:57) Credits: Bass […]