Eric Gale: Definitive Collection [Import] Deluxe 2 CD Edition 2017 07-27-17 Release Date
Two CD set. This Definitive Collection is the first-time Eric Gale's CTI, Columbia and Warner Brothers repertoire has compiled together on one package.
Eric Gale has put his stamp on over 500 recordings, working with a who's who of pop, soul and jazz from Jimi Hendrix to Aretha Franklin. Eric Gale recorded 11 solo albums, and was the pivotal player in the jazz funk super group Stuff, two tracks of which are featured on this package. This collection includes four tracks from his only CTI Records album Forecast which featured jazz heavyweights Bob James on piano, Idris Muhammad on drums and Hubert Laws on flute. After the CTI album Eric signed with Columbia and released two of his greatest albums Ginseng Woman and Multiplication. 'Sara Smile', the Hall & Oates classic is given the Gale treatment on the Ginseng Woman album and creates his own reggae influenced jazz classic. After leaving Columbia Eric signed with Warner Brothers and released the albums Blue Horizon and Island Breeze and tracks from those albums are featured on this package.