On October 13, 1974, “CTI” label released “Bad Benson”, the twelve George Benson album. It was recorded April – June 1974, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.
George Benson – guitar
Phil Upchurch – guitar, electric bass, percussion, musical concept
Kenny Barron – piano
Ron Carter – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Garnett Brown, Warren Covington, Wayne Andre – trombone
Paul Faulise – bass trombone
Alan Rubin, Joe Shepley, John Frosk – trumpet
Phil Bodner – English horn, clarinet, alto flute
George Marge – English horn, flute, piccolo flute
Ray Beckenstein – flute
Al Regni – flute, clarinet
Brooks Tillotson, Jim Buffington – French horn
Margaret Ross – harp
Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken, Frank Levy, Jesse Levy, Paul Tobias, Seymour Barab – cello
On July 18, 1973, “CTI” label released “Deodato 2”, the second Eumir Deodato studio album. It was recorded April – May 1973, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.
Eumir Deodato – keyboards, acoustic and electric piano
On October 24, 1972, “CTI” label released “Free”, the third Airto Moreira studio album. It was recorded March – April 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.
Airto Moreira– vocals, percussion
Burt Collins– trumpet, flugelhorn
Mel Davis– trumpet, flugelhorn
Alan Rubin– trumpet, flugelhorn
Wayne Andre– trombone
Garnett Brown– trombone
Joe Wallace – trombone
Joe Farrell– soprano saxophone, alto and bass flutes, piccolo
In December 1974, “Nemperor” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, second Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.
Stanley Clarke – vocals, bass guitar, double bass, guitar, piano
Jan Hammer– keyboards
Bill Connors– guitar
Tony Williams– drums
Airto Moreira– percussion
David Taylor – trombone, brasses
Jon Faddis, James Buffington, Lew Soloff, Garnett Brown, Peter Gordon – brasses
David Nadien, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Carol Buck, Beverly Lauridsen, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Paul Gershman, Harry Lookofsky, Emanuel Green – string section
Michael Gibbs– string and brass arrangement
Ken Scott– engineer
Brian Gardner– mastering engineer
Dave Whitman – assistant engineer
All tracks by Stanley Clarke; except where noted.
Yesterday Princess – Stanley Clarke, Carolyn Clarke
On August 22, 1975, “Columbia” label released “Man-Child”, the seventeenth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, at “Wally Heider Studios”; “Funky Features” in San Francisco, “Village Recorders”; “Crystal Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.
Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, acoustic piano, electric piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP Pro Soloist, Oberheim 4 Voice, Fender Rhodes, clavinet