This self titled album was Kononia’s fourth album.
Koinonia was a band birthed from the fusion in jazz music, which occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, contributing to a new, more electrified and diverse genre called jazz-funk. Other notable pioneers in this genre were: The Crusaders, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Alphonse Mouzon, Chick Corea, Lee Ritenour, Azymuth, Eumir Deodato, Jeff Lorber, and Seawind.
Though less known in the United States, Koinonia established themselves as a huge sensation in Scandinavia and Western Europe, performing to sell-out crowds from 1982 to 1991 in Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and France. Their Latin-infused rhythms and upbeat melodies gave them a distinct and cultured sound. Taken from a Greek word used in the Bible to mean “intimate fellowship” Koinonia was notably one of the first Christian, though primarily instrumental, jazz bands.
Talk About It (Harlan Rogers, Lou Pardini, Jerry Hey, Abe Laboriel)
We Know The Way By Heart (Lou Pardini, Roy Freeland)
Alegría (Abe Laboriel)
Is It Too Late (Lou Pardini)
Mistral (Abe Laboriel)
We’re All In This Together (Lou Pardini, Jeff Pescetto, Reed Vertelney)
Come Share My World (Brenda Russell, Abe Laboriel)
You are my love (Harlan Rogers)
Straight To Paradise (Meredith Marshall, Lou Pardini, Abe Laboriel)
Lyn (Abe Laboriel)
1 Talk About It
2 We Know The Way By Heart
4 Is It Too Late
6 We’re All In This Together
Brenda Lee Eager
7 Come Share My World
Producer – Jerry Hey Executive Producer – Jerry Levin Engineer – Richard McKernan Engineer (Additional) – Rail Rogut, Gary Wagner, Joey Wolpert, Steve Montgomery, Debbie Johnson Mixed – Mick Guzauski
Record Company – Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings, Ltd. Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Wigwam Group Copyright (c) – The Wigwam Group Licensed Through – Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings, Ltd. Licensed From – The Wigwam Group Marketed By – Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings, Ltd. Distributed By – Rhino Records Inc. Distributed By – BMG Music Canada Inc. Glass Mastered At – Nimbus
Recorded at Record One, Conway, Skip Saylor and Take One Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.