Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston ‎– Surprises

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Atlantic ‎– SD 1682
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A1 Draw Your Breaks
Alto Flute – Herbie MannBass – Jackie Jackson (3)Drums – Michael Richard*Engineer [Recording & Re-Mix] – Jimmy DouglassGuitar – Hux Brown, Rod Bryan*Keyboards – Pat RebillotOrgan – Winston WrightPiano – Gladstone AndersonTenor Saxophone – David Newman*Vocals – Cissy Houston, Eunice Peterson, Rannelle BraxtonWritten-By – D. Scott*, Derrick Harriot*
4:50
A2 Cajun Moon
Bass – Tony LevinDrums – Steve GaddEngineer [Recording & Re-Mix] – Jimmy DouglassFlute [Bass Flute And Flute] – Herbie MannGuitar – Hugh McCracken, Jerry FriedmanKeyboards – Pat RebillotPercussion – Armen Halburian, Ralph MacDonaldTenor Saxophone – David Newman*Vocals – Cissy HoustonWritten-By – J.J. Cale
6:17
A3 Creepin'
Bass – Tony LevinDrums – Steve GaddEngineer [Recording & Re-Mix] – Jimmy DouglassFlute – Herbie MannGuitar – Bob Mann, Jerry FriedmanKeyboards – Pat RebillotPercussion – Armen Halburian, Ralph MacDonaldTenor Saxophone – David Newman*Vocals – Cissy HoustonWritten-By – Stevie Wonder
5:00
A4 Easter Rising
Backing Vocals – Judy ClayBass – Bob BabbittCello – Charles McCracken, Jesse LevyDrums – Rick MarottaEngineer [Re-Mix] – Jimmy DouglassEngineer [Recording] – Tony BongioviFlute – Herbie MannGuitar – Bob Mann, Jerry FriedmanLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Cissy HoustonPercussion – Armen HalburianViola – Emanuel Vardi, Richard MaximoffViolin – David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Guy Lumia, Richard SortommeWritten-By – Pat KirbyWritten-By, Keyboards – Pat Rebillot
4:40
B1 Asa Branca
Bass – Tony LevinDrums – Rick MarottaEngineer [Recording & Re-Mix] – Jimmy DouglassEngineer [Recording] – Tony BongioviFlute – Herbie MannGuitar – Bob Mann, Jeff MironovKeyboards – Pat RebillotPercussion – Armen Halburian, Rafael Cruz*, Sammy FigueroaVocals – Cissy HoustonWritten-By – Oliverra*, Teixeira*, Gonzaga*
3:55
B2 The Sound Of Windwood
Bass – Tony LevinDrum [O-Daiko] – Kisuku Katada*Drum [Tzuzumi] – Seiko FujisyaDrums – Steve GaddDrums [Wadaiko Sets] – Hiromitsu KatadaEngineer [Re-Mix] – Lew HahnEngineer [Recording] – Shima & IshizukaGuitar – Sam Brown (2)Keyboards – Pat RebillotKoto – Eriko Kuramoto, Kazuko TsubamotoKoto [Koto & Modern Koto] – Harumi Nakamura*Percussion – Armen HalburianShakuhachi – Minoru MuraokaShamisen – Somei SasakiSho [Syo] – Yosei SatoWritten-By, Flute – Herbie Mann
2:34
B3 Cricket Dance
Bass – Tony LevinDrums – Steve GaddEngineer [Recording & Re-Mix] – Lew HahnGuitar – Jerry FriedmanGuitar, Soloist [Guitar Solo] – Bob MannKeyboards – Pat RebillotPercussion – Armen HalburianWritten-By, Flute – Herbie Mann
4:17
B4 The Butterfly In A Stone Garden
Bass – Tony LevinDrum [O-Daiko] – Kisaku KatadaDrum [Tsuzumi] – Seiko FujisyaDrums – Steve GaddDrums [Wadaiko Sets] – Hiromitsu KatadaEngineer [Recording & Re-Mix] – Jimmy DouglassEngineer [Recording] – Shima & IshizukaGuitar – Bob MannKeyboards – Pat RebillotKoto – Eriko Kuramoto, Kazuko TsubamotoKoto [Koto & Modern Koto] – Harumi Nakamura*Percussion – Armen HalburianShamisen – Somei SasakiSho [Syo] – Yosei SatoWritten-By, Flute – Herbie Mann
5:19
B5 Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)
Bass – Tony LevinDrums – Steve GaddEngineer [Recording & Re-Mix] – Lew HahnEngineer [Recording] – Shima & IshizukaFlute – Herbie MannGuitar – Jerry FriedmanKeyboards – Pat RebillotPercussion – Armen HalburianVocals – Akiko KosakaWritten-By – Akiko Kosaka
3:07

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PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN pressing, indicated by "RI" suffix on label matrix.
Issued with custom inner sleeve.

A1 recorded at Dynamic Studios, Jamaica
A1, A4, B1, B4 recorded at Media Sound Studios N.Y.
A2, A3, B1, B3, B5 recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, N.Y.
B2, B4, B5 recorded at Mori Studios, Tokyo, Japan
B2 Re-Mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios, N.Y.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side A, on label): ST-A-763543-RI
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side B, on label): ST-A-763544-RI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): ST-A-763543-AAA AT GP -1-11 PRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): ST-A-763544-AAA AT GP-1-11 PRC

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ATL 50268, SD 1682 Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston - Surprises(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50268, SD 1682 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
none Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston - Surprises(Cass, Album, Unofficial, C-6) Contessa none Indonesia 1976 Sell This Version
SD 1682 Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston - Surprises(LP, Album, PR) Atlantic SD 1682 US 1976 Sell This Version
ATL 50 268, SD 1682 Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston - Surprises(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 268, SD 1682 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ATL CS 1682 0797 Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston Herbie Mann Featuring Cissy Houston - Surprises(Cass, Album) Atlantic ATL CS 1682 0797 US 1976 Sell This Version

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deadboots

deadboots

February 9, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

Cajun Moon is an excellent track. The rest of the album is thoroughly entertaining, but I found it somewhat less compelling than the aforementioned song. All in all, this is really solid jazz fusion. The quality of the pressing seems fine.