2 LPs on 1 CD: FEELS SO GOOD (1975)/A SECRET PLACE (1976).Personnel includes: Grover Washington, Jr.(saxophone) Dave Grusin (piano) Eric Gale (guitar) Steve Gadd (drums).Personnel: Grover Washington, Jr.(soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone) Eric Gale , Steve Khan (guitar) Barry Finclair, Lewis Eley, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, David Nadien, Raoul Poliakin, Max Ellen, Emanuel Green, Harry Lookofsky (violin) The Manny Vardi Strings, Al Brown (viola) Seymour Barab, Charles McCracken (cello) Sidney Weinberg (oboe, English horn) Gerry Niewood (alto saxophone) Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker, Bob Millikan, John Frosk (trumpet, flugelhorn) John Gatchell (trumpet) Barry Rogers (trombone) Alan Raph (bass trombone) Bob James (piano, electric piano, synthesizer) Dave Grusin (piano) Harvey Mason, Sr., Jimmy Madison, Steve Gadd (drums) Ralph MacDonald (percussion).Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (11/1974-10/1976).Photographers: Alen MacWeeney Richard Alcorn.Arranger: Bob James.The pairing of these two albums by the mighty Australian reissue label Raven is important for a couple of reasons. First, it puts together a beautifully remastered version, one of the late Grover Washington, Jr.'s unassailable classics in Feels So Good. Next it puts his A Secret Place in a new light when shimmied up against the former. For a long time, fans felt that Mister Magic and Feels So Good were the last recordings where Washington still took chances rather than be dictated to by slick L.A. producers for Columbia Records. A Secret Place reveals itself to have a place of honor among Washington's truly soulful yet utterly inventive funky jazz records. A decent remaster of Feels So Good was long overdue, as was Mister Magic, but little did we know how sorely we needed A Secret Place as well. The tracks on the former need no more critical comment: it's among the most essential jazz-funk records ever made and easily one of the most lyrical and passionate. The latter does contain the beautiful "Passion Flower,
  • Grover Washington Jr. - Fells So Good/Secret Place [CD]
GenreJazz Music


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