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John Klemmer: Barefoot Ballet [Slimline]

Track List

>Barefoot Ballet
>Forest Child
>Crystal Fingers
>Whisper to the Wind
>Poem Painter
>At 17
>Talking Hands
>Rain Dancer

Album Notes

Personnel: John Klemmer (wooden flute, tenor saxophone); Larry Carlton (guitar, acoustic guitar); Bernard Fleischer (alto flute); Dave Grusin (electric piano); John Guerin (drums); Joe Porcaro (percussion).

Recording information: Mama Jo's, North Hollywood, CA (04/1976-05/1976).

Photographer: Norman Seeff.

Arranger: John Klemmer.

When people speak of crossover or fusion, the name of John Klemmer probably isn't mentioned as much as it should be. Along with Eddie Harris, Klemmer was one of the earliest jazz saxophonists to regularly apply amplification and electronics to his horn playing. Also like Harris, Klemmer favored direct, attractive melodies and immediate rhythms. The shimmering and elegant BAREFOOT BALLET was originally issued in 1976 and remains fresh and original decades later.


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