1981 John Klemmer – Hush

Hush is the 23rd solo album by John Klemmer, released in 1981

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  Hush (John Klemmer) 6:35
2  Let’s Make Love (John Klemmer, David Batteau) 4:00
3  Taboo (John Klemmer) 6:05
4  Life Is So Beautiful (John Klemmer) 6:00
5  Magic (John Klemmer) 4:16
6  Hot (John Klemmer) 3:52
7  I Love You, Madly (John Klemmer) 2:45
8  Hummingbird Bay (John Klemmer) 3:40
9  Feelin’ Free (John Klemmer) 6:50
10  Hush (reprise) (John Klemmer) 1:10

Media

Musicians

1 Hush

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Guitar Larry Carlton
Piano Russell Ferrante
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro
Vocals Clint Holmes


2 Let’s Make Love

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Acoustic Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Russell Ferrante
Flute John Klemmer
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro
Percussion Roy Armando
Vocals Clint Holmes


3 Taboo

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Guitar Larry Carlton
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Russell Ferrante
Flute John Klemmer
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro


4 Life Is So Beautiful

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Keyboards Russell Ferrante
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro
Percussion Roy Armando
Vocals Clint Holmes


5 Magic

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Guitar Larry Carlton
Piano Russell Ferrante
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Maxine Anderson
Background Vocals Phyllis St. James


6 Hot

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Russell Ferrante
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Maxine Anderson
Background Vocals Phyllis St. James


7 I Love You, Madly

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Piano Russell Ferrante
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro
Percussion Roy Armando


8 Hummingbird Bay

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Russell Ferrante
Percussion Lenny Castro
Percussion Roy Armando


9 Feelin’ Free

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Steve Schaeffer
Guitar Mitch Holder
Keyboards Russell Ferrante
Flute John Klemmer
Sax John Klemmer
Percussion Lenny Castro
Vocals Clint Holmes

Other Musicians

Voice (Laughter) – David Batteau, John Klemmer, Tom Ferguson (Track 9)

Liner Notes

Producer – John Klemmer
Executive Producer – Gary Borman
Arranged By – John Klemmer
Coordinator (Production) – Noel Newbolt, Rita Carlisle
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Recorded By – Bill Taylor, Warren Dewey
Remix – Rick Ruggieri

Art Direction – Ron Coro
Design – Denise Minobe
Design Concept (Cover) – John Klemmer
Photography By – Jim Shea

Recorded At – Mama Jo’s
Remixed At – Mama Jo’s
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Mastered At – Specialty Records Corporation
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Produced For – John Klemmer Productions, Ltd.
Published By – Remohj Music
Published By – David Batteau Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records