1981 Alphonse Mouzon ‎– Morning Sun

Morning Sun was the 10th studio album from Alphonse Mouzon, released in 1981.

Alphonse Lee Mouzon (21 November 1948 – 25 December 2016, aged 68) was an American jazz fusion drummer and the owner of Tenacious Records, a label that primarily released Mouzon’s recordings. He was a composer, arranger, producer, and actor. He gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Mouzon’s visibility increased during his tenure with guitarist Larry Coryell’s Eleventh Housefusion band from 1973 to 1975. Albums from this period include Introducing the Eleventh House, Level One, Mind Transplant (a solo album), and in 1977, a reconciliation recording with Coryell entitled Back Together Again.

Mouzon recorded Mind Transplant in 1974 with guitarist Tommy Bolin, who had previously played on Billy Cobham’s Spectrum.

He recorded four R & B albums; including The Essence of Mystery (Blue Note 1972), Funky Snakefoot (Blue Note 1973), and The Man Incognito (Blue Note 1976), including ‘Take Your Troubles Away’, and in the 1980s, By All Means featured Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Seawind Horns, and Freddie Hubbard.

Mouzon played with Stevie Wonder,Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Patrick Moraz, Betty Davis, and Chubby Checker. Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, during his acceptance speech for induction into the 1995 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed Alphonse Mouzon as one of the band’s influences from American music.

Tracks

I’m Glad That You’re Here(Alphonse Mouzon) 5:25
2  When Linda Smiles (Alphonse Mouzon) 3:50
3  A Lullabye For Little Alphonse (Alphonse Mouzon) 4:40
4  To Mom With Love (Alphonse Mouzon) 6:19
5  Tell Me (Alphonse Mouzon) 3:34
6  Morning Sun (Alphonse Mouzon) 4:36
7  If Tomorrow Comes (Alphonse Mouzon) 5:10
8  Just Because Of You (Alphonse Mouzon) 6:11
9  Do I Have To? (Alphonse Mouzon) 8:55
10  Space Invaders (Alphonse Mouzon) 4:06

Musicians

1 I’m Glad That You’re Here

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoHerbie Hancock
PianoAlphonse Mouzon
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
HornsSeawind
SaxMichael Brecker
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsAlphonse Mouzon


2 When Linda Smiles

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsAlphonse Mouzon
SynthesizerHerbie Hancock
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
HornsSeawind
SaxMichael Brecker
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon


3 A Lullabye For Little Alphonse

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Acoustic GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoHerbie Hancock
PianoAlphonse Mouzon
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
OboeLarry Tim
ViolinPavel Farkas
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon


4 To Mom With Love

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
Guitar (solo)Lee Ritenour
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoHerbie Hancock
FluteHubert Laws
ViolinPavel Farkas
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon


5 Tell Me

BassNathan East
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
SaxMichael Brecker
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsAlphonse Mouzon


6 Morning Sun

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Acoustic GuitarLee Ritenour
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
SaxKim Hutchcroft
ViolinPavel Farkas
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon


7 If Tomorrow Comes

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoHerbie Hancock
PianoAlphonse Mouzon
SynthesizerHerbie Hancock
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
HornsSeawind
SaxMichael Brecker
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
TrumpetJerry Hey
FlugelhornFreddie Hubbard
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon


8 Just Because Of You

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoHerbie Hancock
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteLarry Williams
FluteHubert Laws
HornsSeawind
PiccoloKim Hutchcroft
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon


9 Do I Have To?

BassScott Edwards
DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoHerbie Hancock
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteKim Hutchcroft
FluteLarry Williams
HornsSeawind
SaxKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
PercussionAlphonse Mouzon


10 Space Invaders

DrumsAlphonse Mouzon
SynthesizerAlphonse Mouzon
VocoderAlphonse Mouzon

Liner Notes

Producer – Alphonse Mouzon
Executive-Producer – Allison Anne Mouzon, Alphonse Philippe Mouzon, Jean-Pierre Mouzon
Arranged By – Alphonse Mouzon
Engineer – Howard Lee Wolen
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Alphonse Mouzon, Howard Lee Wolen

Concept By (CD), Design – Alphonse Mouzon
Graphics (CD Graphic Designer) – Joanne Pham
Photography By (Cover) – Wendy Horwitz

Distributed By – Tenacious Records
Manufactured By – Tenacious Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Alphonse Mouzon
Copyright (c) – Alphonse Mouzon
Produced For – Mouzon Production Company
Recorded At – Studio Sound Recorders
Mixed At – Studio Sound Recorders
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Published By – Mouzon Music Co.
Pressed By – Rainbo Records