Thursday, 3 June 2010

Ray Barretto "Eye Of The Beholder"

Ray Barretto

"Eye Of The Beholder"
( LP Atlantic Records, 1977 )
Catalog # SD 19140

A1 - Here We Go Again 4:59
Written-By - Joe Sample
A2 - Señor Funk 4:44
Written-By - Marcus Fiorillo
A3 - Eye Of The Beholder 4:25
Written-By - Gil Goldstein
A4 - Salsa-Con-Fusion 6:10
Written-By - Barry Finnerty
B1 - Numero Uno 4:47
Written-By - Wilton Felder
B2 - Expresso 4:05
Written-By - Gil Goldstein
B3 - Leti 6:59
Written-By - Guillermo Edghill
B4 - Tumbao Africano 4:28
Written-By - Ray Barretto

Personnel & Credits:
Artwork By [Art Direction] - Bob Defrin
Artwork By [Cover Photography] - Sunset On Mars, NASA
Bass - Jeff Berlin (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B4), Wilton Felder (tracks: A1, A4)
Drums - Steve Ferrone (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B4), Terry Bozzio (tracks: A1, A4)
Drums [Bata] - Angel "Cachete" Maldonado (tracks: B4), Ray Romero (tracks: B4)
Engineer - Lew Hahn (tracks: A2, A3, B1 to B4), Rik Pekkonen (tracks: A1, A4)
Guitar - Barry Finnerty (tracks: A1, A4) , Marcus Fiorillo (tracks: A2, A3, B2, B3)
Guitar [Lead] - Ray Gomez (tracks: B4)
Keyboards - Eddie Martines (tracks: B4), Gil Goldstein (tracks: A2, A3, B2, B3),
Joe Sample (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3)
Percussion - Rafael Cruz (tracks: B3, B4)
Percussion, Congas - Ray Barretto
Producer - Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder
Saxophone [Bariton, Soprano] - Roger Rosenberg (tracks: A2, A3, B2 to B4)
Saxophone [Baritone] - Bill Green (tracks: A1, A4, B1)
Saxophone [Soprano] - Bill Green (tracks: A1, A4)
Saxophone [Tenor] - Pete Christalieb (tracks: A1, A4, B1),
Todd Anderson (tracks: A2, A3, B2 to B4)
Synthesizer - Clif Carter (tracks: B4)
Timbales - Jimmy Delgado (tracks: B4)
Trombone - Garnett Brown (tracks: A1, A4, B1),
Reinaldo Jorge (tracks: A2, A3, B2 to B4)
Trumpet - Gene Arnold Goe (tracks: A4), Luis "Perico" Ortiz (tracks: B4)

Produced for Crusaders Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Hollywood Sond Studios, Hollywood, California, except A1, A4 recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York.
1977 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

A great little album from Ray even if it is a bit different than some of his other work from earlier years. The feel is kind of 70s R&B, with a jazzy touch, and if you're not looking for straight Latin stuff this is actually a pretty great album as Ray gets the group to work smoothly together, absorbing influences from Latin funk of the 70s, into a sound that owes a lot to more mainstream jazz funk of the time. The record includes the excellent cut "Here We Go Again" a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso".
From Dusty Groove America, Inc. (Copyright © 2010, All rights reserved)

By Celo


Anonymous said...


Bill said...

Thanks for this one!

Andy said...

Nice one Celo,thanks

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