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🎷 AotW: CTI Jackie Cain & Roy Kral: A Wilder Alias (CTI Records CTI 6040)

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1699451256473.pngJackie Cain & Roy Kral: A Wilder Alias

CTI Records CTI 6040
Released 1974

A1: A Wilder Alias / 5:10​
A2: Niki's Song / 6:21​
A3: Waltz For Dana / 4:18​
B1: The Way We Are / 6:08​
B2: Good And Rich / 10:40​

Arranged By – Roy Kral
Bass – Harvey Swartz
Design – Bob Ciano
Drums – Steve Gadd
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Flute – Hubert Laws
Music Director – Don Sebesky
Photography By [Cover] – Pete Turner
Photography By [Liner] – Dean Brown
Piano – Roy Kral
Producer – Creed Taylor
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Joe Farrell
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Roy Pennington
⭐ Vocals – Jackie Cain, Roy Kral

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I picked this album up a few years ago on a Blu-spec CD from Japan. I think it was less than $10 at the time from CD Japan. It now seems to be out of print on physical media.

Just before I got this one, I'd become enamored of their earlier effort for CTi, TIME AND LOVE, so being curious, I picked this one up too. It's "out there" as I put somewhere else on these pages, particularly the title track. Still through it all, Jackie Cain's vocals are really good.

Best track for me is the second one, "Niki's Song", credited as written by Jackie Cain. Three other tracks (of the five total) were penned by Roy Kral and tend to be the "out there" jazzier titles.
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