Soul Fantasy

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bill Summers & Summers Heat - Your Love 1978

Bill Summers (born 1948) is a New Orleans based Afro-Cuban jazz/Latin jazz percussionist, a multi-instrumentalist who plays primarily the conga drums. Summers has a much longer musical career. He collaborated with more than two hundred artists. Also he has recorded several albums as a leader with the group Summers Heat. One of them was the album called "Straight to the Bank" on Prestige Records in 1978. It was recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley; Wally Heider Studio 3, Hollywood and Sunset Sound, Hollywood.

Great musicians participated on that album such as John Barnes on keyboards, Leon Ndugu Changler on drums, Ray Obiedo on guitars and Fred Washington on bass. Also George Bohanon on trombone, Oscar Brashear and Jerry Hey on trumpets, Ernie Watts on sax and flute. Background vocals by Leo Miller, Virginia Ayers, Maxi Anderson and Josie James. Strings arranged by John Barnes. Horns by Reggie Andrews. Produced by Leon Ndugu Chancler.

I chose the great instrumental entitled "Your love". Solo flute by Ernie Watts.

Note: The above posted track is not played in full

1 comment:

PhillyDave said...

I love "It's on my mind" from this LP.