|From The Lost Record Covers Club|
One surprise was this album which, when I inspected the sleeve, included the cream of session talent that often featured on the best US albums of the day. James Gadson (Drums); Nathan Watts (Bass); Larry Carlton (Guitar); Michael Boddicker (Keyboards) to name a few. Paulinho Da Costa was the go to guy for percussion at this time and here produced an album linking soul, pop, jazz and latin. Guest vocalist Philip Bailey (of Earth Wind And Fire) is in fine form on "Deja Vu" with Bill Champlin ("Take It On Up" and Seeing Is Believing"); Deborah Thomas ("Carnival Of Colours" and "Put Your Mind On Vacation") and; Carl Carwell ("Let's Get It Together") all delivering the goods. Polydor released "Deja Vu" as a 12" single for club play as part of the "Stepping Out" series but success eluded both that track and the album.
The artwork was the first in a line of "Pablo Today" releases as the brand tried to branch away from just issuing archive releases on the jazz greats.
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