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In July 1976.

In July 1976, “Columbia” label released “More Than Ever”, the ninth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Bob James.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas – vocals
  • Mike Stern – guitar
  • Steve Khan – guitar
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Larry Willis – keyboards
  • Bob James – keyboards
  • Richard Tee – keyboards
  • Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Danny Trifan – bass
  • Gary King – bass
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, dobro
  • Bobby Colomby – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Forest Buchtell – trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron – trombone, tuba
  • Bill Tillman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Arnie Lawrence – alto saxophone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Sid Weinberg – oboe
  • Dave Freidman – xylophone, marimba, vibes
  • Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry, Lani Groves, Gwendolyn Guthrie, Yolanda McCullough, Frank Lloyd, William Eaton, Zachery Sanders

Track listing:

  1. They – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  2. I Love You More Than Ever – Allan Langdon, Douglas Lenier
  3. Katy Bell – Stephen C. Foster, Bob James
  4. Sweet Sadie the Savior – Patti Austin
  5. Hollywood – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  6. You’re the One – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  7. Heavy Blue – Larry Willis
  8. Saved By the Grace Of Your Love – William Daniel Smith, David Palmer

On August 19, 1997.

On August 19, 1997, “Mapleshade” label released “When Alto Was King”, the fifth and the final C. I. Williams album. It was recorded May 1995 – March 1996 and was produced by Hamiet Bluiett.

Personnel:

  • I. Williams- alto saxophone
  • Larry Willis- piano
  • Don Blackman- piano
  • Ed Cherry- guitar
  • Keter Betts- bass
  • Jimmy Cobb- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by C. I. Williams except where noted.

  1. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter
  2. Punkin Juice
  3. ‘Round Midnight – Thelonious Monk
  4. Catfish Sammich
  5. Misty – Erroll Garner
  6. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman
  7. Because of You – Arthur Hammerstein, Dudley Wilkinson
  8. Jeep’s Blues – Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
  9. I’ll Close My Eyes – Buddy Kaye, Billy Reid
  10. Avalon – Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose
  11. Precious Lord – Thomas A. Dorsey

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Columbia” label released “Mirror Image”, the seventh Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1974 and was produced by Henry Cosby.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Jerry LaCroix – vocals, saxophone
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba
  • Georg Wadenius– vocals, guitar
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion
  • Robert Mason – synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dom Um Romão– percussion
  • Warren Smith – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Tell Me That I’m Wrong – Patricia Cosby
  2. Look Up to the Sky – Anthony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix, Julian LaCroix
  3. Love Looks Good on You (You’re Candy Sweet) – Sharon Brown, Patricia Cosby
  4. Hold on to Me – Dave Bargeron
  5. Thinking of You – Anthony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix
  6. Are You Satisfied – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry Lacroix, Georg Wadenius
  7. Mirror Image
  • Movement I – Maglomania – Larry Willis
  • Movement II – Mirror Image – Ron McClure
  • Movement III – South Mountain Shuffle – Anthoney Klatka
  • Movement IV – Rock Reprise – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry LaCroix, Wadenius
  1. She’s Coming Home – Jerry Fisher, Georg Wadenius

On January 30, 2007.

On January 30, 2007, “Highnote” label released “Blue Fable”,the 21st Larry Willis album. It was recorded in October 2006, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Larry Willis– piano
  • Joe Ford– alto saxophone
  • Steve Davis– trombone
  • Eddie Gómez
  • Billy Drummond– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Willis except where noted

  1. Rhythm-a-Ning – Thelonious Monk
  2. Insidious Behavior
  3. Nardis – Miles Davis
  4. Blue Fable – Jackie McLean
  5. Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  6. Landscape – Joe Ford
  7. Who’s Kidding Who
  8. Prayer for New Orleans – Steve Davis

 

On January 29, 2008.

On January 29, 2008, “Highnote” label released “The Offering”, the 22nd Larry Willis album. It was recorded on October 9, 2007, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Don Sickler.

Personnel:

  • Larry Willis– piano
  • Eric Alexander– tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Gómez– bass
  • Billy Drummond– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Willis except where noted

  1. The Offering – Santi Debriano
  2. TD’s Tune
  3. Alter Ego – James Williams
  4. Ethiopia
  5. The Rock
  6. Three-Four Movement
  7. Theme from Star Trek – Alexander Courage
  8. Melancholia

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Columbia” label released “New Blood”, the fifth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Fisher– vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, background vocals
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Fielder- bass, background vocals
  • Steve Katz- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocal
  • Lou Marini- woodwinds
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Chuck Winfield- trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, background vocals
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar,background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Bobby Doyle– piano

Track listing:

  1. Down in the Flood – Bob Dylan
  2. Touch Me – Victoria Pike, Teddy Randazzo
  3. Alone – Lou Marini
  4. Velvet -Jeff Kent
  5. I Can’t Move No Mountains – Michael Gately, Robert John
  6. Over the Hill – Dave Bargeron
  7. So Long Dixie – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  8. Snow Queen – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  9. Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock

 

 

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Columbia” label released “No Sweat”, the sixth Blood, Sweat & Tears studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City and “Trident Studios”in London, and was produced by Steve Tyrell.

  • Personnel:
    Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, background vocals
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Fielder- bass, background vocals
  • Lou Marini- woodwinds
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trumpet, ARP, 12-String fiddle
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster– synthesizer, ARP, horn arrangements, string arrangements, string conductor
  • David Hentschel– synthesizer, ARP
  • Steve Katz– guitar
  • Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn
  • Jimmy Maelen, Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Joshie Armstead, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Roller Coaster – Mark James
  2. Save Our Ship – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  3. Django (An Excerpt) – John Lewis
  4. Rosemary – Randy Newman
  5. Song for John – Lou Marini
  6. Almost Sorry – Jeff Kent, Doug Lubahn
  7. Back Up Against the Wall – Buddy Buie, James Cobb
  8. Hip Pickles – Lou Marini
  9. My Old Lady – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  10. Empty Pages – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  11. Mary Miles – Michael Rabon
  12. Inner Crisis – Larry Willis

 

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Columbia” label released “Mirror Image”, the seventh Blood, Sweat & Tears studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Henry Cosby.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, lead and background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Jerry LaCroix – saxophone, vocals
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone
  • Robert Mason – synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dom Um Romão– percussion
  • Warren Smith – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Tell Me That I’m Wrong – Patricia Cosby
  2. Look Up to the Sky – Anthony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix, Julian LaCroix
  3. Love Looks Good on You (You’re Candy Sweet) – Sharon Brown, Patricia Cosby
  4. Hold on to Me – Dave Bargeron
  5. Thinking of You – Tony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix
  6. Are You Satisfied – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry Lacroix, Georg Wadenius
  7. Movement I-Maglomania – Larry Willis
  8. Movement II-Mirror Image – Ron McClure
  9. Movement III-South Mountain Shuffle – Tony Klatka
  10. Movement IV-Rock Reprise – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry LaCroix, Georg Wadenius
  11. She’s Coming Home – Jerry Fisher, Georg Wadenius

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Columbia” label released “New City”, the eighth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was produced by was recorded 1974-1975, and Jimmy Ienner.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas– vocals
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone, tuba, baritone horn, bass trumpet
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joe Giorgianni – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone, background vocals
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Mike Corbett – background vocals
  • Greg Calbi– engineer
  • Tom Dwyer – assistant
  • Rod O’Brien – assistant engineer
  • Carmine Rubino – engineer
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ride Captain Ride – Skip Konte, Franke Konte, Mike Pinera, Carlos Pinera
  2. Life – Allen Toussaint
  3. No Show – Ron McClure
  4. I Was a Witness to a War – Danny Meehan, Bobby Scott
  5. One Room Country Shack – John Lee Hooker, traditional
  6. Applause – Janis Ian
  7. Yesterday’s Music – Clayton-Thomas, William Smith
  8. Naked Man – Randy Newman
  9. Got to Get You into My Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. Takin’ It Home – Bobby Colomby