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Spinozza
David Spinozza
Spinozza
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Japanese only reissue of the 1978 A&M release from the fusion guitarist. Includes contributions from Luther Vandross, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn & Randy Brecker. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.

      
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All Artists: David Spinozza
Title: Spinozza
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polydor Japan
Release Date: 5/17/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4988005246844, 766485884923

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Album Description
Japanese only reissue of the 1978 A&M release from the fusion guitarist. Includes contributions from Luther Vandross, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn & Randy Brecker. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
 

CD Reviews

Fusion Upgrade
C. Williams | Houston, Tx USA | 09/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"September 13, 2002
C. Williams Jr. from Houston,Texas, USA
I purchsed this album in Washington, DC (1978)The selection
"Airborne" makes this album worth the price. The musical surgical
arrangements are funkafizing, souled out, moving smoothly and
thrusting at various measures. I loaned it out in 1980. Have not seen it. Now I have a great chance of returning it back to myself. Simply put Amazing.........
Surely this CD was ahead of it's time."
A piece of art
Adam Ricco | Winnetka, IL United States | 12/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I gave this "album" to my cousin in 1979 ( I bought it in Italy) before being transfered to England. I could not find it for so many years...finally it will be in my hands again..a great piece of art"
Worth buying albeit expensive and with useless liner notes
Don O. | Canada | 01/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ridiculously expensive and with practically useless liner notes (except if you can read Japanese), this CD reissue is nevertheless is a good find because of its rich material, mostly penned by David Spinozza himself, whose name appears in many other artists' albums as a session musician.

The set opens with the Leon Russell song, "Superstar", which was also covered by the Carpenters in the early 70's. Laid back, the tune serves as a warm-up for Spinozza to show his licks on the next track, "On My Way To The Liquor Store", written by pianist Leon Pendarvis who also plays on this album. There is a hint of Wes Montgomery's style on this tune.

Spinozza wrote, orchestrated, conducted and sang the lead vocal on "Prelude.../The Ballerina." He also wrote and arranged the chart for "Doesn't She Know By Now?" where he plays an acoustic guitar backed by a vocal trio that includes Luther Vandross singing nothing but the title line.

The highlight of the album is "Airborne" which starts with a brass chorus and Spinozza's guitar answering the call. Spinozza also wrote and arranged this tune.

You would have to use a magnifying glass to read the very tiny font size on the scant English liner notes which have been reproduced and reduced to CD jewel size.

Otherwise, this CD is a worthwhile buy. Don't throw away your LP, though, if you have one.
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