The Mysterious Flying Orchestra – The Mysterious Flying Orchestra (Victor RCA – 1977)

John Coltrane’s legendary producer Bob Thiele on work with great studio session musicians producing a feast of jazz funk. “A Dream Deferred” and “Shadows” are our favorite songs from this album.


Track Listing :

1. Improvisational Rondo For Saxophone And Guitar
2. Shadows
3. A Dream Deferred
4. Summer Days
5. There Once Was A Man Named John
6. Nice ‘N Spicy


Musicians / Personnel :

Directed By (Musical Director) – Bob Thiele
Electric Bass – Wilbur Bascomb
Electric Guitar – Jerry Friedman, Larry Coryell, Richard Resnicoff
Electric Piano – Don Grolnick, Lonnie Liston Smith, Pat Rebillot
Drums – Wilby Fletcher, Charles Collins, Andy Newmark
Percussion – Guilherme Franco, Bob Thiele
Congas – Lawrence Killian
Saxophone – Bob Mintzer, Steve Marcus, Eddie Daniels, Phil Bodner, Charlie Mariano, Babe Clarke
Flute – Eddie Daniels, Donald Smith
Trumpet – Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff
Trombone – Tony Studd
Violin – Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Malignaggi, Julie Held, Leo Kahn, Max Cahn, Sylvan Shulman, Doreen Callender, Julien Barber, Max Ellen, Noel DaCosta, W. Sanford Allen, Selwart Clarke
Viola – Alan Shulman, Jesse Levy, Al Brown
Cello – Kermit Moore, Ronald DeVaughn
Acoustic Guitar – Gene Bertoncini
Vibraphone, Percussion – George Devens
Arrangers – Horace Ott, Glenn Osser
Engineer – Harvey Goldberg
Remix – Bob Thiele, Harvey Goldberg