Mark Almond – Other People’s Rooms – CD

Mark Almond - Other People’s Rooms - CD

Mark Almond – Other People’s Rooms – CD

This sensational Elemental Music release presents the long unavailable and highly underrated masterpiece Other People’s Rooms by The Mark- Almond Band. The Mark-Almond Band was formed in 1971 by British musicians John Mark (vocals, guitar) and Johnny Almond (saxes, flute), who were both members of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers during 1969-1970. Other People’s Rooms climbed to #32 on Billboard’s album chart when it first appeared in 1978. On this magnificent Tommy Li Puma production, Mark & Almond joined forces with top American session players, such as Steve Gadd (d), Will Lee (b), John Tropea (g), and Leon Pendarvis (key). Other People’s Rooms is one of the last opus of the duet, yet one of the best, thanks also to producer Tommy Li Puma, the underrated Californian studio wizard. A subtle nostalgia goes though most of the tunes, from a new version of the classic “The City” to “Vivaldi’s Song” of Michael Franks fame (a Li Puma connection). “You Look Just Like a Girl Again”, and the title song “Other People’s Rooms” are some of the finest representatives of the last 70’s jazz-rock and pop fusion. This delectable reissue is an elegant, soft, and sensual combination of adult-oriented Pop & Jazz.

JON MARK vocals, classical guitar, 12 string guitar
JOHNNY ALMOND tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flutes
JOHN TROPEA electric guitar, classical guitar
LEON PENDARVIS Fender Rhodes, concert piano
WILL LEE bass guitar
STEVE GADD drums
RALPH MacDONALD percussion
LARRY WILLIAMS synthesizer
JERRY HEY flugelhorn

TRACKLIST:

01. THE CITY (6:11)
02. GIRL ON TABLE 4 (5:04)
03. YOU LOOK JUST LIKE A GIRL AGAIN (5:08)
04. OTHER PEOPLES ROOMS (3:48)
05. LONELY PEOPLE (2:33)
06. JUST A FRIEND (4:15)
07. THEN I HAVE YOU (5:47)
08. VIVALDI’S SONG (5:34)

All selections written by Jon Mark except “You Look Like a Girl Again”,
written by Danny O’Keefe, and “Vivaldi’s Song”, written by Michael Franks.
Orchestra arrangements composed and conducted by CLAUS OGERMAN
PRODUCED BY TOMMY LI PUMA