Breeze: Breeze (1974)

Nice album here from an aptly named band. The music is very very bright and breezy.

I don’t know a lot about this band and I’m not sure that they ever produced any other albums (at least Discogs don’t list any others). Still, the self written tracks are pleasant and the covers are well selected and well executed.

The album was rereleased in 2012.

Cover

Producers: Buddy Scott & Herb Lovell

Musicians:

Ray Bardani: Drums

David Green: Keyboards

Lenny Guistino: Bass

Keith Hood: Electric Guitar & Vocals

Rick Amendola: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Ralph MacDonald: Percussion

Artie Jenkins: Percussion

String Arrangements : Bert Keyes

Tracklist:

  1. Higher And Higher
  2. Make It With You
  3. Rosa
  4. For The Love Of A Lady
  5. We’ve Gotta Get You A Woman
  6. If I Never Saw Your Face
  7. You’ve Got My Love
  8. Jerusalem
  9. Morning At Daybreak
  10. Do You Believe In Magic

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Nick DeCaro: Italian Graffiti (1974)

Nick DeCaro was an American songwriter, producer and musician that released 4 albums in his life time (that I’m aware of) and the last three are gems in the Painter household.

It’s difficult to believe that this album was released way back in 1974, it sounds timeless to my ears. Probably the best known track on the album is ‘Under The Jamaican Moon’, written by Leah Kunkel and Stephen Bishop and which has since been committed to tape by both artists.

Sadly, Nick died in 1992, leaving behind a small but perfectly formed recording legacy.

Cover

Producers: Tommy Lipuma and Nick DeCaro

Musicians:
Drums: Paul Humphrey, Harvey Mason
Bass: Wilton Felder, Jim Hughart, Max Bennett
Guitars: Arthur Adams, David T. Walker
Flute: Bud Shaunk
Tenor Saxophone: Tony Ortega
Alto Saxophone: Plas Johnson
Percussion: Tom Roady

Tracklist:
1. Under The Jamaican Moon
2. Happier Than The Morning Sun
3. Tea For Two
4. All I Want
5. Wailing Wall
6. Angie Girl
7. Getting Mighty Crowded
8. While The City Sleeps
9. Canned Music
10. Tapestry

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