Taking Off (David Sanborn album)

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Taking Off
Studio album by David Sanborn
Released 1975
Genre Jazz
Length 36:43
Label Warner Bros.
Producer John Court
David Sanborn chronology
Taking Off
(1975)
Beck & Sanborn
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Taking Off is a studio album by David Sanborn, released in 1975 through the record label Warner Bros. The album reached number 19 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Butterfat" (Khan) – 3:02
  2. "'Way 'Cross Georgia" (Perkinson) – 4:27
  3. "Duck Ankles" (Khan) – 3:20
  4. "Funky Banana" (Matthews) – 3:16
  5. "The Whisperer" (Grolnick) – 4:47
  6. "It Took a Long Time" (Brecker) – 3:29
  7. "Black Light" (Matthews) – 6:30
  8. "Blue Night" (Matthews) – 3:45
  9. "Flight" (Matthews) – 4:07

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • John Beal – bass, double bass
  • Joe Beck – guitar, electric guitar
  • Michael Brecker – tenor sax, saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – arranger, trumpet
  • Al Brown – viola
  • Emile Charlap – choir master, violin
  • John Clark – french horn, horn
  • Harry Clickman – violin
  • Harold Coletta – viola
  • Bob Daugherty – bass, double bass
  • Lou Eley – violin
  • Howard "Buzz" Feiten – guitar, electric guitar
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Harry Glickman – violin
  • Peter Gordon – french horn, horn
  • Don Grolnick – arranger, clavinet, fender rhodes, keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Howard Johnson – arranger, horn, baritone sax, tuba
  • Leo Kahn – violin
  • Steve Khan – guitar, 12 string guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Harold Kohon – violin
  • Will Lee – bass
  • Charles Libove – violin
  • Guy Lumia – violin
  • Ralph MacDonald – bongos, conga, percussion
  • Jose Madera – percussion
  • Tom "Bones" Malone – trombone
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • David Matthews – arranger
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • David Nadien – concert master, violin
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Chris Parker – drums
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson – composer
  • Max Pollikoff – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • George Ricci – cello
  • David Sanborn – keyboards, alto sax, saxophone
  • Lucien Schmit – cello
  • Warren Smith – percussion
  • The Manny Vardi Strings – viola
Production
  • Benno Friedman – photo tinting, photography
  • Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Don Hahn – engineer, remixing
  • Lee Herschberg – remixing
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction

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