Saturday, 22 August 2009

Pleasure “Future Now”

Pleasure

“Future Now”
( LP Fantasy Records, 1979 )
Catalog # F-9578


Tracklisting:
A1 Departure (0:44)
A2 Future Now (5:34)
A3 Universal (3:17)
A4 Space Is The Place (4:10)
A5 Strong Love (4:42)
B1 The Real Thing (5:40)
B2 Nothin’ To It (4:07)
B3 Thoughts Of Old Flames (4:11)
B4 Glide (6:24)
B5 Dedication To The Past (0:38)

Personnel & Credits:
Artwork By [Album Design], Artwork By [Cover Art] – Dennis Gassner
Artwork By [Art Direction] – Phil Carroll
Artwork By [Cover Art] – Jamie Putnam
Backing Vocals – Clydene Jackson , Julia Tillman Waters,
Maxine Willard Waters, Pat Henderson
Bass [Electric], Bass [Sok], Backing Vocals, Producer [Associate] – Nathaniel Phillips
Co-producer – Marlon McClain
Co-producer, Engineer [Recording], Engineer [Remix] – Phil Kaffel
Drums – Bruce Carter
Engineer [Recording] – Wally Buck
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Marion “The Magician” McClain
Keyboards, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Donald Hepburn
Keyboards, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Producer [Associate],
Arranged By [Horns] – Michael Hepburn
Mastered By – David Turner, Joe Gastwirt
Percussion, Backing Vocals – Bruce Smith
Photography – Phil Bray
Producer – Pleasure
Programmed By [Prophet] – Jeff Lorber
Saxophone [Alto], Saxophone [Soprano] – Larry Williams
Saxophone [Soprano], Saxophone [Tenor] – Dennis Springer
Synthesizer [Moog], Programmed By – Tim Gorman
Trombone – Bill Reichenbach, Lew McCreary
Trumpet – Jerry Hey
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Tony Collins
Vocals, Backing Vocals – Sherman Davis

Notes:
Recorded and mixed at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley.
Mastered at Kendun Recorders, Burbank.

Review:
A wonderful album from Pleasure one of the few jazz funk bands who actually seemed to get better and better the more they recorded! Unlike some of their contemporaries, who kind of lost their edge when the production got slicker, Pleasure actually picked up more of a beat, and tightened up their act in a way that made for some of the funkiest and most soulful moments of their career. You can hear that well on the cut “Space is the Place”, which has great funky drums on the intro; on the mellow “Thoughts of Old Flames”, a real stunner with a great moody feel; and the classic “Glide”, a great dancefloor groover that still stands up well!
From © Dusty Groove America

By Celo

2 comments:

Jeffrey said...

love this album / thanks for remembering.. best, Jeff Lorber

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