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Preludes & Rhapsodies


  • 1. Also Sprach Zarathustra
    2. Spirit of Summer
    3. Carly and Carole
    4. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
    5. Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun
    6. September 13
    7. Nights in White Satin
    8. Pavane for a Dead Princess
    9. Skyscrapers
    10. Super Strut
    11. Rhapsody in Blue
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 117

  • Credits
    ProducerCreed Taylor
    EngineerRudy VanGelder

    2 LPs on 1 CD: PRELUDES (1973)/DEODATO 2 (1973).
    Personnel includes: Eumir Deodato (arranger, piano, electric piano, keyboards); Joe Temperley (baritone saxophone); Hubert Laws, Phil Bodner, George Marge, Romeo Penque, Jerry Dodgion (flute); John Tropea, Jay Berliner (guitar); Ron Carter (acoustic & electric basses); Stanley Clarke (electric bass); Billy Cobham (drums); Airto Moreira, Ray Barretto (percussion).
    Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey in September 1972 and April-May 1973. Originally released on CTI (6021) and CTI (6029).
    Includes liner notes by Ian McFarlane.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    Adapter: Deodato.
    Personnel: Deodato (piano, electric piano, keyboards); Jay Berliner (guitar, acoustic guitar); John Tropea (guitar, electric guitar); Harry Glickman, Elliot Rosoff, Joe Marlin, Harold Kohon, David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Irving Spice, Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green, Harry Lookofsky (violin); Al Brown, Alfred Brown , Emanuel Vardi (viola); Seymour Barab, Charles McCracken , Harvey Shapiro , Alan Shulman, George Ricci (cello); George Marge, Hubert Laws, Phil Bodner, Romeo Penque (flute, alto flute, bass flute); Joe Temperley (baritone saxophone); Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm (trumpet, flugelhorn); Irwin "Marky" Markowitz, Victor Paz, Joe Shepley, John Frosk, Burt Collins (trumpet); Brooks Tillotson, James Buffington, Peter Gordon (French horn); Garnett Brown, George Strakey, Wayne Andre, Bill Watrous, Paul Faulise (trombone); Tony Studd (bass trombone); Ron Carter , Stanley Clarke (electric bass); Rick Marotta, Billy Cobham (drums); Gilmore Digap, Ray Barretto, Rubens Bassini (congas, percussion); Airto Moreira (percussion).
    Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (09/1972-05/1973).
    Photographer: Duane Michals.
    Arranger: Deodato.
    Preludes & Rhapsodies combines Deodato's first two CTI albums -- Prelude and Deodato 2 -- and, for whatever reason, shuffles the original track sequences. Released by the Australian Raven label, it'll come in handy for those who want two of Deodato's finest albums in one shot, and those who are sticklers for hearing the tracks in the proper order can always re-program them. Both albums have been reissued individually through other outlets -- such as Columbia/Legacy's CTI reissue campaign and King Japan's similar series -- and each one has bonus tracks that should be of significance for fans of this phase in Deodato's career. Some reissues of Prelude add the single edit of "Also Sprach Zarathustra"; some reissues of Deodato 2 add three significant cuts to the original release, including a version of Steely Dan's "Do It Again." ~ Andy Kellman

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