1974 John Klemmer – Fresh Feathers

Fresh Feathers is the tenth album by John Klemmer, released in 1974 on ABC.

John T. 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.


1  Fresh Feathers (John Klemmer) 08:53
2  Make It With You (David Gates) 03:42
3  Fat Alligator Snap (John Klemmer) 03:46
4  Humbling Love (John Klemmer) 03:18
5  Uhmm! It Feels So Good (John Klemmer) 05:01
6  Music For The People (John Klemmer) 07:10
7  Stinger (John Klemmer) 07:10
8  Gentle Morning Song (John Klemmer) 04:18
9  Wizards Revenge (John Klemmer) 07:56



BassWilton Felder
DrumsGary Mallaber
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarArt Munson
GuitarDanny Weiss
GuitarDean Parks
ClavinetGordon De Witty
Fender RhodesMike Lang
Fender RhodesTom Canning
Fender RhodesGordon De Witty
HarmonicaPeter Ivers
SaxJohn Klemmer
PercussionKing Errisson
PercussionMilt Holland
PercussionVictor Feldman
VocalsClydie King
VocalsSherlie Matthews
VocalsVenetta Fields

Liner Notes

Producer – John Haeny
Engineer – John Haeny
Engineer (Assistant) – Kent Nebergall

Design – Tim Bryant
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Copyright (c) – ABC Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – ABC Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Recorded At – Sunset Sound