1976 Herbie Mann feat. Cissy Houston – Surprises

Surprises is an album by jazz flautist Herbie Mann featuring singer Cissy Houston which was released on the Atlantic label in 1976

Tracks

1  Draw Your Breaks (David Scott; Derrick Harriott) 04:47
2  Cajun Moon (JJ Cale) 06:15
3  Creepin’ (Stevie Wonder) 04:53
4  Easter Rising (Pat Kirby; Pat Rebillot) 04:36
5  Asa Branea (Divina Eulalia Oliviera; Humberto Teixeira; Luiz Gonzaga) 03:54
6  The Sound Of Windwood (Herbie Mann) 02:31
7  Cricket Dance (Herbie Mann) 04:16
8  The Butterfly In A Stone Garden (Herbie Mann) 05:20
9  Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me) (Akiko Kosaka) 03:06

Media

Musicians

1 Draw Your Breaks

BassJackie Jackson
DrumsMichael Richards
GuitarHux Brown
GuitarRadcliffe Dougie Bryan
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
PianoGladstone Anderson
FluteHerbie Mann
SaxDavid Newman
VocalsEunice Peterson
VocalsRannelle Braxton
VocalsCissy Houston


2 Cajun Moon

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarHugh McCracken
GuitarJerry Friedman
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
SaxDavid Newman
PercussionArmen Halburian
PercussionRalph MacDonald
VocalsCissy Houston


3 Creepin’

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarJerry Friedman
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
SaxDavid Newman
PercussionArmen Halburian
PercussionRalph MacDonald
VocalsCissy Houston


4 Easter Rising

BassBob Babbitt
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarJerry Friedman
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
PercussionArmen Halburian
Background VocalsJudy Clay
VocalsCissy Houston


5 Asa Branea

BassTony Levin
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarJeff Mironov
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
PercussionArmen Halburian
PercussionRafael Cruz
PercussionSammy Figueroa
VocalsCissy Houston


6 The Sound Of Windwood

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsKisaku Katada
DrumsSeiko Fujisya
DrumsHiromitsu Katada
GuitarSamuel T Brown
KotoEriko Kuramoto
KotoKazuko Tsubamoto
KotoHarumi Nakamaru
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
ShakuhachiMinoru Muraoka
ShamisenSomei Sasaki
ShoYosei Sato
PercussionArmen Halburian


7 Cricket Dance

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
Guitar (solo)Bob Mann
GuitarJerry Friedman
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
PercussionArmen Halburian


8 The Butterfly In A Stone Garden

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsKisaku Katada
DrumsSeiko Fujisya
DrumsHiromitsu Katada
GuitarBob Mann
KotoEriko Kuramoto
KotoKazuko Tsubamoto
KotoHarumi Nakamaru
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
ShamisenSomei Sasaki
ShoYosei Sato
PercussionArmen Halburian


9 Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)

BassTony Levin
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJerry Friedman
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
FluteHerbie Mann
PercussionArmen Halburian
VocalsAkiko Kosaka

Strings

Cello – Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy (Track 4)
Viola – Emanuel Vardi, Richard Maximoff (Track 4)
Violin – David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Guy Lumia, Richard Sortomme (Track 4)

Liner Notes

Producer – Herbie Mann
Arranged By – Pat Rebillot
Engineer (Recording) – Jimmy Douglass (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8)
Engineer (Recording) – Tony Bongiovi (Tracks 4, 5)
Engineer (Recording) – Shima & Ishizuka (Tracks 6, 8, 9)
Engineer (Recording) – Lew Hahn (Tracks 7, 9)
Engineer (ReMix) – Jimmy Douglass (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)
Engineer (Re-Mix) – Lew Hahn (Tracks 6, 7, 9)
Mastered By – George Piros

Art Direction, Design – Paula Bisacca
Illustration – Burt Groedel

Mastered At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Dynamic Sounds Studios
Recorded At Mediasound
Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Mori Studio
Remixed At Atlantic Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) Atlantic Recording Corporation