Noel Pointer Phantazia
- Released: July 13, 1993
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Blue Note Records
- 2.Night Song
- 3.Living For The City
- 5.Wayfaring Stranger
- 7.Fiddler On The Roof
Personnel: Noel Pointer (vocals, acoustic & electric violin); Dave Valentin (flute); Gene Cipriano, John Lowe, Justin Gordon, Bud Shank, Tom Scott (reeds); Dave Grusin (Fender Rhodes, synthesizers); Earl Klugh, Lee Ritenour (guitar); John Tropea, Francisco Centeno, Will Lee (electric bass); Steve Gadd (drums); Ralph McDonald (percussion); Ian Underwood (synthesizer programming).
Recorded at Camp Columby Studio, New York, New York and Kendun Recorders, Burbank, California. Includes liner notes by Dr. George Butler.
Personnel: Noel Pointer (violin, electric violin); Earl Klugh (guitar, acoustic guitar); John Tropea (guitar, electric guitar); Lee Ritenour (electric guitar); Gerald Vinci, Allan Hershman, Karen Jones , David Friscina, Gerry Vince, David Montagu, Bernard Kundell, Constance Pressman, Jacob Krachmalnick, David Frisina, Marshall Sosson, Pamela Goldsmith, Kathleen Lenski , Edgar Lustgarten, Sheldon Sanov, Frederick Seykora (strings); Dave Valentin (flute); Gene Cipriano, John Lowe, Tom Scott, Justin Gordon, Bud Shank (woodwinds); Dave Grusin (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Ian Underwood (synthesizer, programming); Will Lee , Francisco Centeno (electric bass); Steve Gadd (drums); Ralph MacDonald (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Larry Rosen .
Liner Note Author: Dr. George Butler.
Recording information: Camp Columby Studio, New City, NY; Capm Columby Studio, New City, NY; Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA.
Photographer: Gregory Heisler.
Unknown Contributor Role: Ian Underwood.
Arranger: Dave Grusin.
Successful instrumental pop session from the electric violinist who was a dominant figure at Blue Note in the late '70s. Pointer could at times churn out a surprisingly riveting solo, but he spent more time plugging into rigidly arranged, heavily produced and orchestrated structures and supporting background vocalists. ~ Ron Wynn
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