- Released: June 22, 1993
- Label: GRP
- 3.Catch the Spirit
- 6.Native Land
- 7.Road Town
- 9.Onde (Own-Gee)
Personnel: Don Grusin (vocals, piano, synthesizer, percussion, programming); Judd Miller (oboe, tuben, taegum, fletchorn, Astorian, pennywhistle, Shawmettes); Dave Gruisin (piano); Ricardo Silveira (guitar); Abraham Laboriel (bass); Armand Sabal-Lecco (vocals, bass, talking drum, percussion, piccolo bass, talk box); Alex Acuna (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Justo Almario (soprano & tenor saxophones); Charlie Bisharat, Charlie Everett, Peter Kent, Davis Stenske, Liane Mautner, Gina Kronstadt (violin); Simon Oswell, Raymond Tischer (viola); Matthew Cooker, Edward Wilett (cello); Phil Perry, Carmen Twillie, Jim Gilstrap (background vocals).
Engineers: Moogie Cannazio, Geoff Gillette, Mike Kloster.
Recorded at Music Grinder and Sunset Sound, Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Don Grusin (vocals, piano, synthesizer, percussion, programming); Charlie Bisharat (vocals, violin); Armand Sabal-Lecco (vocals, piccolo, drums, tambourine, percussion); Alex Acu¤a (vocals, drums, congas, cowbells, tabla, tambourine, caxixi, percussion); Jim Gilstrap, Phil Perry, Carmen Twillie (vocals); Ricardo Silveira (guitar); Gina Kronstadt, Liane Reynolds-Mautner, Charles Everett, Peter Kent, David Stenske (violin); Raymond Tischer, Simon Oswell (viola); Mathew Cooker, Edward Wilett (cello); Judd Miller (pennywhistle, oboe); Justo Almario (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Dave Grusin (piano).
Audio Mixer: Don Murray .
Recording information: Music Grinder.
Unknown Contributor Role: Tony Lee.
Arrangers: Don Grusin; Charlie Bisharat.
Don Grusin has truly immersed his musical skills in the growing popularity of world music, music indigenous to people of different cultures throughout the world. On Native Land, Grusin has crafted a sound of music that drifts from one corner of the world to the other. He is supported by such outstanding instrumentalists as Alex Acuna, drums and percussion; Abraham Laboriel, bass; Ricardo Silveira, guitar; and Judd Miller, with a variety of exotic instruments such as the pennywhistle, fletchorn, oboe, Astorian, tuben, and taegum. Always performed with passion and sensitivity, this recording is fresh and daring to be different. ~ MusD