Live at The Bijou

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Live at The Bijou
Live album by Grover Washington Jr.
Released December 1977
Recorded May 1977
Venue Bijou Cafe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Jazz
Length 76:25
Label Kudu Records
Producer Creed Taylor
Grover Washington Jr. chronology
A Secret Place
(1976)A Secret Place1976
Live at The Bijou
(1977)
Reed Seed
(1978)Reed Seed1978

Live at The Bijou is a 1977 live album by jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Recorded live in May 1977 at the Bijou Cafe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Released as a double album in late 1977, this album would chart number one on the Jazz albums chart and number four on the Soul album charts. This would be Grover's last album produced by Creed Taylor.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "On The Cusp" (Richard Steacker) 6:15
  2. "You Make Me Dance" (Tyrone Brown) 5:41
  3. "Lock It in the Pocket" (Richard Steacker) 6:50
  4. "Days in Our Lives" (James Simmons) 7:44
  5. "Mr. Magic" (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) 12:24
  6. "Summer Song" (John Blake) 7:30
  7. "Juffure" (Millard Vinson) 9:30
  8. "Sausalito" (James Simmons, John Blake, Leonard "Doc" Gibbs, Jr., Leslie Burrs, Richard Steacker, Tyrone Brown) 9:51
  9. "Funkfoot" (John Blake) 8:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Grover Washington Jr. – baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones
  • Richard Lee Steacker – electric guitar
  • James "Sid" Simmons – keyboards
  • Tyrone Brown – bass
  • Millard "Pete" Vinson – drums
  • Leonard "Doc" Gibbs – percussion
  • Leslie Burrs – flute
  • John Blake Jr. – electric violin
  • Alan Blake – Vocals
  • Lita Blake – Vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 11
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 4
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[2] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
R&B
1978 "Summer Song" 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Grover Washington Jr.: Live At The Bijou > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Grover Washington Jr. US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Grover Washington Jr. US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 

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