1973 The Section – Forward Motion

Forward Motion is an album by the band The Section, released in 1973

The Section are a US instrumental rock band formed in the early 1970s by musicians Danny Kortchmar, Craig Doerge, Leland Sklar, and Russ Kunkel. They are best known for both studio and stage work in support of some of the best selling solo singers of that decade. Their frequent appearances on the records of artists signed to Asylum Records made them the label’s de facto house band. Their close association with the singer-songwriter and soft rock genres of the 1970s also led to their alternate moniker of “The Mellow Mafia.”


1  Smilin\’ Ed (Craig Doerge; Russ Kunkel) 7:01
2  El Mirador Bolero (Danny Kortchmar; Russ Kunkel; Craig Doerge; Leland Sklar) 3:49
3  A Kind Of Albatross (Craig Doerge) 1:59
4  One Drum (Russ Kunkel) 2:27
5  Bullet Train (Craig Doerge) 3:46
6  Forward Motion (Danny Kortchmar; Leland Sklar) 6:48
7  Baby Lame (Craig Doerge) 2:49
8  Get Down, Piltdown (Leland Sklar) 2:18
9  The Garden Of Ryoanji (Russ Kunkel) 1:31
10  Burning Bush (Danny Kortchmar; Russ Kunkel; Craig Doerge; Leland Sklar) 5:55



BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
KeyboardsCraig Doerge

Liner Notes

Producer – Robert Appère, The Section
Recorded By – Robert Appère

Distributed By – WEA Musik GmbH
Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.