Soul Fantasy

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Little Night Music - Late One Night 1983 Lp

The Band has been changing often personnel since 1975. At that time when Jack Marshall and Dave Meade left the group, Bert Pittman and Scott Morris joined the Band. Bert blessed us with his bass, voice and many productive hours in the studio. And Scott’s depth and precision as a percussionist has launched the group into a different musical league altogether. However vocalist Nate Pruit and guitarist Rick Vandivier gained attention of the group (A Little Night Music) along with pianist Ed Manning. One more member was sax player Bob Johnson. The group appeared at a number of international jazz festivals. They recorded two albums entitled “Late one night” in 1983 and “Sitting ducks” in 1985.
The 1983 album was recorded at the Music Annex, Menlo Park, California. The group was helped by artists such as Patti Cathcart on vocals, Matt Finders on trombone, Ed Smith on percussion, Dave Silliman on congas, bells, triangle, vibra-slap and Leslie Heeter on claps.
Produced and arranged by Ed Manning and Rick Vandivier.

I chose two wonderful soul/jazz tracks entitled "There will come a day" and "Home is in your arms".

At the same time, Rick Vandivier and Nate Pruit as a duet formed jazz group. In 1994 they took the name “Primary Colors”.

Note: The above posted tracks are not played in full

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