Prelude ( CTI / 1972 )

With this 1972 album, Deodato separates himself from his Brazilian background and sets his trademark artistic arrangement style, combining jazz and groove with symphonic orchestration. ” Prelude ” is the album that made him an internationally acclaimed composer/arranger legend. Although his Grammy winning groovy version of ” Also Sprach Zarathustra ” is probably as famous as the original one, we simply adore his own compositions, especially ” Spirit of Summer


Track Listing :

1. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2. Spirit Of Summer
3. Carly & Carole
4. Baubles, Bangles And Beads
5. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun
6. September 13


Musicians / Personnel :

Eumir Deodato – piano, electric piano
Ron Carter – electric bass (solo on “Baubles, Bangles and Beads”), bass
Stanley Clarke – electric bass (solo on “Also Sprach Zarathustra”)
Billy Cobham – drums
John Tropea – electric guitar (solo on “Also Sprach Zarathustra”, “Baubles, Bangles and Beads”, “September 13”)
Jay Berliner – guitar (solo on “Spirit of Summer”)
Airto Moreira – percussion
Ray Barretto – congas
Hubert Laws – flute (solo on ” Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun “)