1975 John Klemmer – Touch

John Klemmer (born July 3, 1946) is an American saxophonist, composer, songwriter, and arranger.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and began playing guitar at the age of 5 and alto saxophone at the age of 11. His other early interests included graphics and visual art, writing, dance, puppetry, painting, sculpting, and poetry. He studied at The Art Institute of Chicago and began touring with various local midwest “ghost big bands” (Les Elgart, Woody Herman) as well as playing with small local jazz and rock groups. After switching to tenor saxophone in high school, Klemmer participated in the Chicago jazz scene, playing with commercial small groups and big bands while leading his own groups and touring.

Tracks

1  Touch (John Klemmer) 6:51
2  Glass Dolphins (John Klemmer) 3:26
3  Waterwheels (John Klemmer) 7:07
4  Free Fall Lover (John Klemmer) 6:45
5  Sleeping Eyes (John Klemmer) 6:54
6  Body Pulse (John Klemmer) 5:28
7  Tone Row Weaver (John Klemmer) 8:02
8  Walk With Me My Love And Dream (John Klemmer) 4:05

Media

Musicians

1 Touch

Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums John Guerin
Acoustic Guitar Larry Carlton
Fender Rhodes Dave Grusin
Flute John Klemmer
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Emil Richards
Percussion Joe Porcaro


2 Glass Dolphins

Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums Harvey Mason
12 String Guitar Mitch Holder
Fender Rhodes Dave Grusin
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Joe Porcaro


3 Waterwheels

Bass Chuck Rainey
Drums Harvey Mason
12 String Guitar Mitch Holder
Fender Rhodes George Duke
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Emil Richards


4 Free Fall Lover

Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums John Guerin
Fender Rhodes Dave Grusin
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Emil Richards
Percussion Joe Porcaro
Vocals David Batteau


5 Sleeping Eyes

Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums John Guerin
Acoustic Guitar Larry Carlton
Fender Rhodes Dave Grusin
Flute John Klemmer
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Joe Porcaro


6 Body Pulse

Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums John Guerin
Guitar Mitch Holder
Fender Rhodes Dave Grusin
Flute John Klemmer
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Emil Richards
Percussion Joe Porcaro


7 Tone Row Weaver

Bass Chuck Domanico
Drums John Guerin
Acoustic Guitar Mitch Holder
Fender Rhodes Dave Grusin
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Joe Porcaro
Vocals David Batteau


8 Walk With Me My Love And Dream

Fender Rhodes John Klemmer
Sax John Klemmer
Voice John Klemmer

Liner Notes

Producer – John Klemmer, Stephan Goldman
Arranged By – John Klemmer
Engineer – Bill Taylor

Photography By, Design – Norman Seeff

Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
Recorded and mixed at Mama Joes, North Hollywood, California, July and August 1975.