1978 Ralph MacDonald – The Path

The Path is the second album by percussionist Ralph MacDonald, released in 1978 on Marlin

Tracks

1  The Path (Pt. 1) (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter; William Eaton) 05:29
2  The Path (Pt. 2) (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter; William Eaton) 05:21
3  The Path (Pt. 3) (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter; William Eaton) 06:22
4  Smoke Rings And Wine (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 05:23
5  I Cross My Heart (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 04:45
6  It Feels So Good (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 04:35
7  If I’m Still Around Tomorrow (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 03:38

Media

Musicians

BassChuck Rainey
GuitarEric Gale
ClavinetArthur Jenkins
PianoRichard Tee
PercussionRalph MacDonald

Other Musicians

1 The Path (Pt. 1)

PercussionIdris Muhammad


2 The Path (Pt. 2)

CelloMike Sorzano
ClarinetClinton Thobourne
Steel DrumsAlston Jack
Steel DrumsRoger Sardinha


3 The Path (Pt. 3)

SynthesizerBob James
SaxDavid Sanborn
SaxMichael Brecker
TromboneBarry Rogers
TrumpetRandy Brecker


4 Smoke Rings And Wine

DrumsSteve Gadd
HarmonicaToots Thielemans
Background VocalsHilda Harris
Background VocalsJerry Keller
Background VocalsKenny Karen
Background VocalsLeslie Miller
Background VocalsPatti Austin
Background VocalsTony Wells
Background VocalsValerie Simpson


5 I Cross My Heart

DrumsRick Marotta
SaxGrover Washington Jr
SynthesizerJerry Peters


6 It Feels So Good

BassWilliam Salter
Guitar (solo)Eric Gale
VibraphoneDavid Friedman
CongasRalph MacDonald
CowbellRalph MacDonald
TimbalesNicky Marrero


7 If I’m Still Around Tomorrow

BassWill Lee
DrumsCharles Collins
GuitarHugh McCracken
PianoArthur Jenkins
Background VocalsBrenda White
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsYollanda McCullough
VocalsGwen Guthrie

Strings & Choir


Choir – Alfred Lerefolo, Busie Dlamini, Hugh Masekela, Junior Tshabalala, Linda Tshabalala, Miriam Makeba, Samuel Hlatshwayo, Simon Nkosi, Thembi Mtshali (Track 1)

Strings – Alfred Brown, Gene Orloff, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Joe Malin, Julien Barber, Kermit Moore, Matthew Raimondi, Mitsue Takayama, Paul Gershman, Sanford Allen, Selwart Clarke

Liner Notes

Producer – Ralph MacDonald, William Eaton, William Salter
Arranged By – Arthur Jenkins (Track 7)
Arranged By – William Eaton (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Conductor – Arthur Jenkins (Track 7)
Conductor – William Eaton (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Coordinator – Diane Johnson
Coordinator (Assistant) – Linda Kyser
Engineer – Richard Alderson
Engineer (Assistant) – Eddie Heath

Design – Richard Roth
Illustration – David A Leffel
Photography By – Martin Cohen
Typography – Melanie Marder