David Axelrod The Axelrod Chronicles
Spin: "...Less overtly bizarre...combining 1974's HEAVY AXE...and fusion sessions with the tenor saxman Gene Ammons and pianist Hampton Hawes
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- Released: August 8, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Fantasy
Spin - 12/00, p.221"...Less overtly bizarre...combining 1974's HEAVY AXE...and fusion sessions with the tenor saxman Gene Ammons and pianist Hampton Hawes
- 1.Get Up Off Your Knees
- 2.Cast Your Fate To The Wind
- 3.You're So Vain
- 4.My Family
- 5.Mucho Chupar
- 6.Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
- 7.It Ain't For You
- 8.Everything Counts
- 11.Gonna Give Lovin' A Try - 'Big Man'
- 12.Stayin' Place
- 13.Quit It
- 15.Sierra Morena
- 16.Goodbye, So Long
THE AXELROD CHRONICLES features the album HEAVY AXE (1974), as well as collaborations with other artists from that period.
Personnel includes: David Axelrod, George Duke, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Joe Williams, Randy Crawford.
Producers include: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Orrin Keepnews, David Axelrod.
Includes liner notes by Brian Cross.
All tracks are digitally remastered.
Personnel: David Axelrod (recorder); Olga James, Fleming Williams, Sherwood Sledge, Jessie Richardson, Billie Barnum, Donald Dandridge, Joseph Powell, Michael Gray, Stephanie Spruill, Mortonette Jenkins, Charles May (vocals); Billy Fender, Donald Peake, Michael Howell (guitar); Jerome Reisler, Alexander Neiman, Jack Shulman, Henry Roth (violin); Walter Rower (cello); Jackie Kelso (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); William Green (flute, alto flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Jay Migliori (flute, alto flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jim Horn (alto flute, baritone saxophone); Prince Lasha (alto flute); Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone); Allen DeRienzo, Oscar Brashear, Snooky Young (trumpet); Dick Hyde, George Bohannon (trombone); George Duke (piano, electric piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Rudy Copeland (Moog synthesizer); Carol Kaye (electric bass); John Guerin, Roy McCurdy (drums); King Errisson (congas); Kenneth Nash (percussion).
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (03/1974-10/1973).
Arranger: David Axelrod .
Released in 2000, this David Axelrod compilation features the 1974 album HEAVY AXE in its entirety, along with other sessions from that era by the innovative L.A.-based producer/arranger/conductor. The disc largely consists of funky soul-jazz (see the lively opener, "Get Up Off Your Knees"), with notable contributions from artists such as Johnny "Guitar" Watson and saxophonists Gene Ammons and Cannonball Adderley. (The latter, a frequent Axelrod collaborator who passed away in 1975, produced many of these tracks.) For listeners seeking top-notch mid-'70s Axelrod material, this is an excellent point of departure.
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