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John Lee & Gerry Brown - Mango Sunrise [Japan] (2013)
Artist: John Lee & Gerry Brown
Title Of Album: Mango Sunrise [Japan]
Year Of Release: 2013 (1975)
Label: Blue Note/EMI Music Japan [TOCJ-50576]
Country: USA
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue+.log) | Mp3
Bitrate: Lossless | CBR 320 kbps
Time: 39:23
Full Size: 296 MB | 126 MB (Scans)

Review by Jason Ankeny:
John Lee and Gerry Brown's Blue Note debut pairs the duo with producer Skip Drinkwater, who strips their fusion approach to its bare essentials to create a moody, deeply funky sound that smolders with intensity. Bolstered by session aces spanning from Motown studio great Wah Wah Watson to Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine, Mango Sunrise burns as slow and steady as a stick of dynamite -- while Drinkwater's production is undeniably slick, it also eliminates the superfluous sounds and technical wankery that undermine so much of Lee and Brown's subsequent output.


01. Mango Sunrise (Lee) - 5:20
02. Breakfast of Champions (Lee) - 4:06
03. Keep It Real (Lee) - 5:25
04. Ethereal Cereal (Lee) - 3:44
05. The Stop and Go (Lee-Brown) - 3:16
06. Her Celestial Body (Lee) - 5:16
07. Pickin' the Bone (Lee) - 4:06
08. Magnum Opus (Lee) - 5:15
09. Haida (Lee) - 2:54

John Lee - bass, ARP synthesizer (#1), clavinet (#3)
Gerry Brown - drums, percussion
Philip Catherine - electric & acoustic guitars
Eff Alberts - electric guitar
Rob Franken - Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP synthesizer, ARP string ensemble
Eric Tagg (#5) - clavinet, ARP synthesizer
Jasper Van't Hof - clavinet (#8)
Mike Mandel - 2nd ARP synthesizer (#5)
Wah Wah Watson - guitar (#1)

Recorded at Dureco Sound Studio, Weesp, Holland; Morgan Sound Studio, Brussels, Belgium; Electric Lady Studios, New York in June-July 1975.

John Lee & Gerry Brown - Mango Sunrise [Japan] (2013)

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