Room With A View
ARTIST: East 4th HornS
John Wheeler : Trombone & Bass Trombone
Tony Kadleck : Trumpet & Flugel Horn
John Scarpulla : Soprano, Tenor, Baritone Sax, Flute & Rap
Produced by Atsushi "SUSHI" Kosugi (Beat On Beat, Inc.
Acoustic Piano, Keyboards & Synthesizer Programming : Henry
Acoustic & Electric Guitar : Pete McCann
Acoustic & Electric Bass : Tim Lafebvre
Drums : Zach Danziger
Vocal : Thomas F. Bowes III
Recorded at Carriage House Studios, Bass Hit Recording & SUSHI's
Engineered by Phil Magnotti, Phil Pagano & SUSHI
Mixed by Roy Hendrickson at Avatar Studios
Mastered by Scott Hull at Classic Sound
This title has only been available in Japan until now. Sit back and enjoy
this fabulous collection of
originals along with select covers, and feel the power of East 4th HornS.
ADDITIONAL ALBUM NOTES:
- Cocoa Baby
This is a song made by Scarpulla and Kadleck jointly with th image of the
beautiful women they met in Rio with cocoa colored skin. A heavy, funky
groove and the contrast paints out this romantic theme. The horn ensemble
has so much force that it makes you tingle because it is so cool.
- I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
This was one of the hit songs by the Supremes, back when Diana Ross was
a part of the group. Former Tower of Power vocalist, Tom Bowes joins in
to breathe new live into this sepia colored number. Although, restrained
the horn arrangement hits all the right spots, which can only be done by
such a proficient session man.
A phantasic and mysterious piece made by Scarpulla and Wheeler on 9-9-1999.
The drive and horn section with an acoustic kind of feel make an exquisite
blend. In the development part where they play a variety of sound colors
makes you rediscover the richness of the brass instruments.
- Room With A View
Tony Kadleck the trumpetman is in charge of composing and arranging this
song. Scarpulla, primarily plays this beautiful slow ballad, romantically,
on the vocal quality soprano sax. You should check out the solo by young
and aggressive guitarist, Pete McCann.
- Through The Fire
This is a song that was originally recorded on Chaka Khan's 1984 album "I
Feel For You." Tom Bowes is back on this one with a danceable and funky
tune added to this is the powerful brass ensemble that East 4th does best.
Kadleck's trumpet solo is tasteful.
- You've Got A Friend
This is Carole King's masterpiece, a classic that was also popularized by
James Taylor. Following the lyrical thematic performance of the trumpet
and sax, the exchange during the improvisation oozing with passion, boosting
the atmosphere, this is where you feel the pride as a jazz man.
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