Quincy Jones - Gula Matari (Limited gatefold edition)
LIMITED GATEFOLD EDITION LP
DELUXE 180-GRAM REISSUE including original artwork & credits
A classic soul-funk jazz masterpiece by music giant Quincy Jones, Gula Matari marked his second and final album under the Creed Taylor aegis. It constituted a real step forward for the jazzman, who was moving here into sophisticated new territory.
Instrumentation includes: Milt Jackson, vibes; Hubert Laws, flute; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Eric Gale, guitar; Herbie Hancock and Sob James, keyboards; special guests include Toots Thielemans on guitar and soulful vocals by Valerie Simpson.
Among the highlights are the incredible 12-minute tribal groove of the title track, a killer take on Nat Adderley's "Hummin'", and the churchy R&B cover of Paul Simon's mega-hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. Gula Matari
ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY QUINCY JONES
Released on November 25th, 2022