Rare Silk – New Weave ( Polydor / 1983 )

The Grammy nominated debut album of Rare Silk, turned out to be the best vocal jazz record of the eighties, still a pleasure to listen. With high-class musicians including Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker and Ronnie Cuber backing up their exceptional vocal performance, original lyrics written for instrumental pieces and fantastic vocal arrangements, Rare Silk created a collectible rare gem with “New Weave”. The interpretation of Stanley Turrentine’s “Sugar” is probably the best version of this song.


Track Listing :

1. New York Afternoon
2. Red Clay
3. You Know It’s Wrong
4. Lush Life
5. Joy!
6. (I Can Recall) Spain
7. Sugar
8. Happying
9. D.C. Farewell


Musicians / Personnel :

Alto Saxophone – Lawrence Feldman
Tenor Saxophone – Michael Brecker
Trumpet – Randy Brecker
Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Cuber
Percussion – Dave Charles
Guitar – Bruce Forman
Bass – Kim Stone
Drums – Michael Berry
Keyboards – Eric Gunnison
Vocals – Gaile Gillaspie, Marguerite Juenemann, MaryLynn Gillaspie, Todd Buffa