Eric Gale – Multiplication

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“Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gale began playing guitar at the age of 12. He became known first as a session musician in the 1960s, eventually appearing on an estimated 500 albums. Among the many artists he recorded with were Aretha Franklin, Bob James, Paul Simon, Lena Horne, Quincy Jones, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Peter Tosh, Grover Washington, Jr., Herbie Mann, Esther Phillips, Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Van Morrison, Al Jarreau, Dave Grusin, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Paul Douglas and Billy Joel. Eric Gale’s second album “Multiplication” was produced by Bob James, who brings a synth-savvy snap to these ’70s fusion platters, sessions that were designed in the wake of Donald Byrd’s vocal-heavy jazz-funk. Gale dominates on Multiplication, he starts carving out space for some seriously satisfying single-line runs and those grooves are enjoyable too. This record is a R&B-heavy fusion workout, not jazz sessions, they’re fun pieces of fleeting mood music.” – Music on CD.

Track listing:

1. Oh! Mary Don’t You Weep Written by Trad. 00:00
2. Thumper Written by Eric Gale 7:20
3. Multiplication Written By Eric Gale 13:12
4. Morning Glory Written By Lee Ritenour 18:35
5. Gypsy Jello Written By Richard Tee 27:00
6. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child Written By Trad. 31:52

Eric Gale – Guitar
Willie Weeks – Bass on Tracks 1,2,5,6
Alphonso Johnson – Bass on Tracks 3,4
Anthony Jackson – Additional Bass on Tracks 3,4
Bob James – Fender Rhodes, Oberheim Polyphonic Synth., Clavinet
Richard Tee – Piano, Organ
Steve Gadd – Drums
Andrew Smith – Additional Drums on Track 3
Ralph MacDonald – Percussion
Eddie Daniels – Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Dodgion – Alto Saxophone
George Marge – Baritone Saxophone
Grover Washington,Jr. – Saxophone Solo on Tracks 3,4,5
Hank Crawford – Saxophone Solo on Track 6
Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm, Lew Soloff – Trumpet
Wayne Andre, Paul Faulise – Trombone
David Taylor – Bass Trombone
David Nadien, Max Pollikoff, Marvin Morgenstern, Harry Lookofsky, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen,
LaMar Alsop, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman – Violin
Emanuel Vardi, Barry Finclair – Viola
Richard Locker, Charles McCracken – Cello


Label: CBS – CBS 82283, CBS – 82283, CBS – JC 34938
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: 1977