I was at a 'Jazz Bop' party in Brighton, the UK in the late 1980s and Giles Peterson played an amazing track that I asked him about from across the booth. I could barely hear what he said - all I caught was the word "IMANI". Too much time had passed but finally, my own label, Mad About Records, is proud to present this ultimate jazz private press holy grail fully licensed.
The incredible San Francisco Area Jazz Funk Spiritual IMANI"Out of the Blue" original only 500 copies of this privately pressed record was manufactured in 1983. Here is your rare opportunity to own a deluxe reissue of this "impossible to find" original.
Privately pressed by Preston Phillipps and Pam Byrd has been called the "ultimate private press vocal anthem" of bay area jazz. If you like John Heartsman, Aposento Alto or Minority Band, don’t miss a true killer record. E s s e n t i a l . . .
Lead Vocals, Piano, Backing Vocals – Preston R. Phillipps
Guitar – Eddie Braden
Backing Vocals – Debbie McCown
Drums – Bob Brown
Percussion – Karl Perazzo
Synthesizer [String Synthesizer] – Sam Murrell
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Jim Miller
Engineer [Mixdown] – Jeffry O. Holt
Engineer [Recording] – Craig Griffeath
Liner Notes – Heidi Chang
Mastered By – Leo de Gar Kulka
Artwork [Label Art] – James McCabe
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Preston Phillipps & Pam Byrd
Copyright (c) – Preston Phillipps & Pam Byrd
Recorded At – Likewise Productions
Mastered At – Sonic Arts
Licensed: SPA/BMI/DEDIM: 53.2/DM.MM P-492.16 by Pam Byrd
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The entire group's groove dynamic is so fucking amazing. Shout out to Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon Jones, Daniel Casimir and that drummer Femi Koloeso. Keep making good music!!!
btw the tuba's solo was above and beyond my imagination Raven Branwen