1977 Bobby Vince Paunetto – Commit To Memory

Commit To Memory is an album by Bobby Vince Paunetto, released in 1977.

Bobby “Vince” Paunetto (June 22, 1944 – August 10, 2010) was a vibraphonist and composer associated to Latin jazz and salsa. He did not start on vibraphone until age 17, but went on to befriend Cal Tjader and study at the Berklee College of Music from 1969 to 1973. He had at least three albums by 1976, and several other projects engineered and co-produced by his friend, Fred Weinberg. One of his albums “Paunetto’s Point” became one of the first “Quadraphonic” (Surround sound) albums. Before becoming ill. In 1979 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Although he continued to compose after that his vibraphone career essentially ended after 1981. Fred Ho referred to him, in his prime, as a leading innovator in fusing salsa music and jazz alongside Eddie Palmieri.

Tracks

1  Spanish Maiden (Bobby Vince Paunetto ) 05:13
2  Taz (Todd Anderson ) 05:56
3  Catalano (Bobby Vince Paunetto ) 04:32
4  Dragon Breath (Todd Anderson ) 04:50
5  Mediterraneo (Bobby Vince Paunetto; John Marrero ) 03:52
6  Little Ricco’s Theme (Bobby Vince Paunetto ) 06:41
7  Delta (Orpheus Gaitanopoulos ) 06:58
8  Coral (Keith Jarrett ) 05:00
9  Good Bucks (Bobby Vince Paunetto ) 04:58

Musicians

DrumsTom Sala
Electric PianoArmen Donelian
PianoArmen Donelian
FluteRonnie Cuber
FluteTodd Anderson
SaxRonnie Cuber
SaxBilly Drewes
SaxTodd Anderson
TromboneEd Byrne
CongasFrankie Malabe
TimbalesFred Munar
VibraphoneBobby Vince Paunetto

Other Musicians

1 Spanish Maiden

Acoustic BassAndy Gonzalez
GuitarJohn Scofield
FlugelhornTom Harrell
FluteGary Anderson
SaxGary Anderson
TrumpetTom Harrell
CelloDavid Eyges
ViolinJohn Kass
PercussionAndy Gonzalez
PercussionBobby Vince Paunetto
PercussionJerry Gonzales
PercussionSteve Thornton


2 Taz

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
FlugelhornGlenn Drewes
TrumpetGlenn Drewes
PercussionJerry Gonzales


3 Catalano

Acoustic BassMike Richmond
FlugelhornTom Harrell
FluteJusto Almario
SaxJusto Almario
TrumpetTom Harrell
CelloDavid Eyges
ViolinJohn Kass


4 Dragon Breath

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsDoug Florence
Electric PianoTodd Anderson
FlugelhornGlenn Drewes
SaxPaul Moen
TrumpetGlenn Drewes
PercussionBobby Vince Paunetto
Background VocalsBretton Scott


5 Mediterraneo

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
FlugelhornGlenn Drewes
TrumpetGlenn Drewes


6 Little Ricco’s Theme

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
PianoBobby Vince Paunetto
FlugelhornGlenn Drewes
FlugelhornTom Harrell
FluteSteve Slagle
FluteGary Anderson
SaxGary Anderson
TrumpetGlenn Drewes
TrumpetTom Harrell
Background VocalsBobby Vince Paunetto
Background VocalsBretton Scott
Background VocalsOrpheus Gaitanopoulos


7 Delta

Acoustic BassMike Richmond
FlugelhornTom Harrell
TrumpetTom Harrell
CelloDavid Eyges
ViolinJohn Kass


8 Coral

Acoustic BassMike Richmond
ClarinetRonnie Cuber
ClarinetTodd Anderson
FlugelhornTom Harrell
TrumpetTom Harrell


9 Good Bucks

Acoustic BassEddie Rivera
PianoEdy Martinez
FlugelhornGlenn Drewes
FlugelhornTom Harrell
FluteJusto Almario
SaxJusto Almario
TrumpetGlenn Drewes
TrumpetTom Harrell
BataGene Golden
PercussionJerry Gonzales

Liner Notes

Producer – Bobby Vince Paunetto, Jim Czak, Todd Anderson
Arranged By – Bobby Vince Paunetto (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 9)
Arranged By – Todd Anderson (Tracks 2, 4)
Arranged By – John Marrero (Track 5)
Arranged By – Orpheus Gaitanopoulos (Track 7)
Arranged By – Ed Byrne (Track 8)
Engineer – Joaquin Guerra, Phil Prevete, Jim Czak, Jeff Schwartz, Todd Anderson
Mastered By – Sam Feldman
Remix – Bobby Vince Paunetto, Jim Czak, Todd Anderson
Tape Op – Jeff Schwartz

Art Direction, Design – Ben Mapp
Illustration, Design Concept – Walter Velez