1977 Ray Barretto – Eye Of The Beholder

Eye Of The Beholder is the 26th album by Ray Barretto, released in 1977 on Atlantic.

Ray Barretto (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006) was an American percussionist and bandleader of Puerto Rican ancestry. Throughout his career as a percussionist, he played a wide variety of Latin music styles, as well as Latin jazz. His first hit, “El Watusi”, was recorded by his Charanga Moderna in 1962, becoming the most successful pachanga song in the United States. In the late 1960s, Barretto became one of the leading exponents of boogaloo and what would later be known as salsa. Nonetheless, many of Barretto’s recordings would remain rooted in more traditional genres such as son cubano. A master of the descarga (improvised jam session), Barretto was a long-time member of the Fania All-Stars. His success continued into the 1970s with songs such as “Cocinando” and “Indestructible.” His last album for Fania Records, Soy dichoso, was released in 1990. He then formed the New World Spirit jazz ensemble and continued to tour and record until his death in 2006.

Tracks

1  Here We Go Again (Joe Sample) 05:02
2  Senor Funk (Marcus Fiorillo) 04:43
3  Eye Of The Beholder (Gil Goldstein) 04:24
4  Salsa-Con-Fusion (Barry Finnerty) 06:13
5  Numero Uno (Wilton Felder) 04:48
6  Expresso (Gil Goldstein) 04:05
7  Leti (Guillermo Edgehill) 06:59
8  Tumbao Africano (Ray Barretto) 04:34

Media

Musicians

1 Here We Go Again

BassWilton Felder
DrumsTerry Bozzio
GuitarBarry Finnerty
KeyboardsJoe Sample
SaxWilliam Green
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneGarnett Brown
CongasRay Barretto
PercussionRay Barretto


2 Senor Funk

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMarcus Fiorillo
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsGil Goldstein
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxTodd Anderson
TromboneReynaldo Jorge
CongasRay Barretto
PercussionRay Barretto


3 Eye Of The Beholder

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMarcus Fiorillo
KeyboardsGil Goldstein
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxTodd Anderson
TromboneReynaldo Jorge
CongasRay Barretto
PercussionRay Barretto


4 Salsa-Con-Fusion

BassWilton Felder
DrumsTerry Bozzio
GuitarBarry Finnerty
KeyboardsJoe Sample
SaxWilliam Green
SaxPete Christlieb
TromboneGarnett Brown
TrumpetGene Goe
CongasRay Barretto
PercussionRay Barretto


5 Numero Uno

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsSteve Ferrone
KeyboardsJoe Sample
SaxPete Christlieb
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxTodd Anderson
SaxWilliam Green
TromboneReynaldo Jorge
TromboneGarnett Brown
CongasRay Barretto
PercussionRay Barretto


6 Expresso

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMarcus Fiorillo
KeyboardsGil Goldstein
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxTodd Anderson
TromboneReynaldo Jorge
CongasRay Barretto
PercussionRay Barretto


7 Leti

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMarcus Fiorillo
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsGil Goldstein
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxTodd Anderson
TromboneReynaldo Jorge
CongasRay Barretto
PercussionRafael Cruz
PercussionRay Barretto


8 Tumbao Africano

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarRay Gomez
KeyboardsEddy Martinez
SynthesizerClifford Carter
SaxRoger Rosenberg
SaxTodd Anderson
TromboneReynaldo Jorge
TrumpetLuis Ortiz
BataAngel Maldonado
BataRay Romero
CongasRay Barretto
TimbalesJimmy Delgado
PercussionRafael Cruz
PercussionRay Barretto

Liner Notes

Producer – Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder
Coordinator – Raymond Silva
Engineer – Lew Hahn (Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Engineer – Rik Pekkonen (Tracks 1, 4)
Mastered By – Dennis King

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Photography By – NASA

Mastered At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Hollywood Sound Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) Atlantic Recording Corporation