1981 Roland Vazquez – Feel Your Dream

Roland Vazquez (born July 4, 1951 in Pasadena , California ) is an American drummer in Latin Jazz , who has also emerged as a composer.

Vazquez, who comes from a family of musicians, began playing the drums in 1963 under the influence of a concert by Mongo Santamaría. In Los Angeles he first appeared on Rhythm & Blues and Rock bands. After an accident in which he had to pause, he discovered in 1969 his compositional skills. He studied composition at Westminster College in Utah and began to apply his skills in his own band Urban Ensemble, founded in 1974. In 1977 he released with this combo his first works on the album The Music of Roland Vazquez. The result was the LA Jazz Ensemble, which included musicians like Patrice Rushen, Brian Lynch, Bennie Maupin, Anthony Jackson, Alex Acuña and Clare Fischer. In addition, Vazquez worked for Willie Bobo and was from 1978 to 1981 a member of Clare Fischer’s band Salsa Picante.


Tracks

1  Feel Your Dream (Roland Vazquez) 3:51
2  The Spare (Roland Vazquez) 5:00
3  Giana (Roland Vazquez) 5:45
4  Nevermore…Than Now (Chuck Wike) 4:25
5  Somewhat Others (Roland Vazquez) 3:50
6  Only What Ya’ Feel (Roland Vazquez) 4:15
7  Let Their Voices Be As Music (Roland Vazquez) 6:40
8  Together We Dream (Roland Vazquez) 5:10

Media

Musicians

1 Feel Your Dream

BassNathan East
DrumsRoland Vazquez
GuitarBarry Coates
GuitarPhil Upchurch
PianoRick Marvin
RhodesRick Marvin
SynthesizerRick Marvin
SaxDan Higgins
SaxSteve Tavaglione
SaxGary Herbig
TrumpetRon King
PercussionMike Fisher


2 The Spare

BassNathan East
DrumsRoland Vazquez
GuitarBarry Coates
GuitarPhil Upchurch
PianoRonnie Foster
PianoRick Marvin
PianoRoland Vazquez
RhodesRick Marvin
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxSteve Tavaglione
SaxGary Herbig
TrumpetRon King


3 Giana

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsRoland Vazquez
GuitarBarry Coates
GuitarPhil Upchurch
PianoRick Marvin
RhodesRick Marvin
SynthesizerRick Marvin
FlugelhornRon King
FluteBob Sheppard
SaxSteve Tavaglione
SaxBob Sheppard


4 Nevermore…Than Now

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsRoland Vazquez
GuitarJohn Darst
RhodesClare Fischer
SaxMichael Carnahan
SaxJim Coile
TrumpetRalf Rickert
CongasManolo Badrena
TimbalesAlex Acuna


5 Somewhat Others

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsAlex Acuna
GuitarBarry Coates
GuitarWerner Schuchner
Mini MoogStu Goldberg
RhodesRich Eames
SynthesizerLarry Williams
SaxMichael Carnahan
SaxGary Herbig
TrumpetRalf Rickert
CongasAlex Acuna


6 Only What Ya’ Feel

BassKen Wild
DrumsRoland Vazquez
GuitarBarry Coates
GuitarJohn Darst
RhodesLarry Williams
SaxMichael Carnahan
SaxJim Coile
SaxBennie Maupin
TrumpetRalf Rickert
CongasChuck Wike


7 Let Their Voices Be As Music

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsRoland Vazquez
GuitarBarry Coates
GuitarWerner Schuchner
SynthesizerLarry Williams
RhodesRich Eames
FlugelhornRalf Rickert
SaxMichael Carnahan
SaxGary Herbig
PercussionAlex Acuna


8 Together We Dream

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsRoland Vazquez
GuitarBarry Coates
GuitarWerner Schuchner
SynthesizerLarry Williams
RhodesRich Eames
TrumpetRalf Rickert
SaxGary Herbig
SaxMichael Carnahan
PercussionAlex Acuna

Liner Notes

Producer – Roland Vazquez
Co-Producer – Peter Chaiken (Tracks 1, 2, 3)
Engineer – Peter Chaiken
Engineer (Asistant) – Bill Thomas, Deborah Thompson, Phil Moores, Chris Gordon
Engineer (Mastering) – Jack Hunt

Art Direction, Photography – Mike Diehl
Photography – Caley Gottlieb

Distributed By – MCA Distributing Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Headfirst Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Headfirst Records, Inc.

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