Don Sebesky – Free As A Bird

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“Free as a Bird” (Don Sebesky).

Album:”Giant Box”. Giant Box is a double album by American arranger/conductor and composer Don Sebesky featuring performances recorded in 1973 and released on the CTI label.

Personnel:
Don Sebesky – electric piano, organ, clavinet, accordion, arranger, conductor
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Grover Washington, Jr. – alto saxophone
George Benson – electric guitar
Airto Moreira – percussion
Milt Jackson – vibraphone
Jackie Cain, Roy Kral – vocals
Paul Desmond – alto saxophone
Hubert Laws – soprano saxophone, flute
Joe Farrell – soprano saxophone
Ron Carter – bass, electric bass, piccolo bass
Bob James – organ
Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette – drums
Randy Brecker, Alan Rubin, Joe Shepley – trumpet, flugelhorn
Garnett Brown – trombone
Wayne Andre, Warren Covington – trombone, baritone horn
Paul Faulise, Alan Raph – bass trombone, baritone horn
Jim Buffington, Earl Chapin – French horn
Tony Price – tuba
Walt Levinsky – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Phil Bodner – soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, piccolo
George Marge – soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, English horn
Romeo Penque – soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, piccolo, oboe, English horn
Rubens Bassini – conga
Dave Friedman, Phil Kraus, Ralph MacDonald, Airto Moreira – percussion
Alfred Brown, Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Elliot Rosoff, Irving Spice – violin
Seymour Barab, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Alan Shulman – cello
Homer Mensch – bass
Margaret Ross – harp
Lani Groves, Carl Caldwell, Tasha Thomas – vocals
Bob Ciano – album design

Comments

Ewerb7 says:

What a wonderful group of incredible players. Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Billy Cobham, Joe Farrell ,etc. are all absolutely brilliant as usual. Powerful and lasting music!

Miguel Angel Olondriz says:

Who plays the electric piano?

Christian Bonett says:

Nope. This is a Sebesky original. Lennon did not write his "Free As a Bird" until 1977, and anyway the melodies are totally different.

Robert63675 says:

Причем здесь Битлз??

Miguel Angel Olondriz says:

Gracias por subir esto, por favor quiero mas musica parecida a ésta, quiero oir mas de este grupo  enviame un mensaje con información   gracias.
Bueno ahora ya me he enterado que es Freddie Hubbard
pero ¿Quien es el que toca el piano eléctrico?

Brian Searles says:

A question for the group. I swear this chart ended up being the theme to a TV show but for the life of me I can't figure out which one. Any help will let me sleep at night.

Henry Cooper says:

Dunno for sure, but Bob James could be featured throughout this album.

Laura Owens says:

Wow….I love Don Sebesky's arrangements. He knows how to put together a band. All Stars and All my favorite recording artists. Some have gone on, that's true. But fortunately this album preceded their departures. Is Bob james on this track or someone else ?
Thanks for posting.

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