Quincy Jones – Gula Matari (Gatefold 180Gr. vilnyl)

Quincy Jones – Gula Matari (Gatefold 180Gr. vilnyl)

Out November 25, 2022. 

Official reissue deluxe gatefold pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl.

A classic soul-funk jazz masterpiece by music giant Quincy Jones, Gula Matari marked his second and final album under the Creed Taylor aegis. lt 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 Bob 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”.

Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out of print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.


Side 1
Bridge Over Troubled Water (6:10)
Gula Matari (13:05)

Side 2
Walkin’ (7:55)
Hummin’ (8:05)

Arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones


Pepper Adams (baritone sax)
Danny Bank (bass and baritone sax) Hubert Laws (flute solos)
Jerome Richardson (soprano sax solos)

Freddie Hubbard
Danny Moore
Ernie Royal
Marvin Stamm
Gene Young

Wayne Andre
Al Grey (solos)
Benny Powell
Tony Studd

Eric Gale (solos)
Toots Thielemans
(guitar and whistle solo)
Herbie Hancock
Bob James
Bobby Scott

Grady Tate

Don Elliott
(bass marimba
on Gula Matari)
Jimmy Johnson
Warren Smith

Ray Brown
Ron Carter
(on Gula Matari)
Richard Davis
(on Gula Matari)
Major Holley
(bass and voice solo)

Milt Jackson

Seymour Barab
Kermit Moore
Lucien Schmit
Alan Shulman

Valerie Simpson (solos)
Marilyn Jackson
Maretha Stewart
Barbara Massey
Hilda Harris


Freddie Hubbard and Hubert Laws appear through the courtesy of CTI Records. Grady Tate appears through
the courtesy of Skye Records. Herbie Hancock appears through the courtesy of Warner Brothers Records.

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios Rudy Van Gelder, Engineer Recorded March 25, 26; May 12, 1970
Cover photograph by Pete Turner Album design by Sam Antupit.