1987 David Benoit – Freedom At Midnight

Freedom at Midnight is an album by American pianist David Benoit released in 1987, recorded for the GRP label. The album reached #5 on Billboard‘s Contemporary Jazz chart.

Tracks

1  Freedom At Midnight (David Benoit; Nathan East) 04:13
2  Along The Milky Way (David Benoit) 04:10
3  Kei’s Song (David Benoit) 04:39
4  The Man With The Panama Hat (David Benoit) 04:18
5  Pieces Of Time (David Benoit) 03:16
6  Morning Sojourn (David Benoit) 04:22
7  Tropical Breeze (David Benoit) 04:42
8  Passion Walk (David Benoit) 05:14
9  Del Sasser (Sam Jones; Donald Wolf) 06:03
10  The Last Goodbye (David Benoit) 05:54

Musicians

1 Freedom At Midnight

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
SaxSam Riney
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro


2 Along The Milky Way

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
KotoOsamu Kitajima
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro


3 Kei’s Song

BassBob Feldman
DrumsTony Morales
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
PercussionMike Fisher


4 The Man With The Panama Hat

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
SaxSam Riney
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro


5 Pieces Of Time

BassBob Feldman
DrumsTony Morales
GuitarRuss Freeman
PianoDavid Benoit
SaxSam Riney
PercussionMike Fisher


6 Morning Sojourn

BassBob Feldman
DrumsTony Morales
GuitarRuss Freeman
PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
SaxSam Riney
MalletsJoe Porcaro
PercussionJoe Porcaro
PercussionMike Fisher


7 Tropical Breeze

BassBob Feldman
DrumsTony Morales
GuitarRuss Freeman
Electric PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
SaxSam Riney
PercussionMike Fisher


8 Passion Walk

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
Electric PianoDavid Benoit
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
SaxSam Riney
PercussionJoe Porcaro


9 Del Sasser

Acoustic BassJohn Patitucci
Upright BassJohn Patitucci
DrumsTony Morales
PianoDavid Benoit
SaxSam Riney


10 The Last Goodbye

PianoDavid Benoit

Other Musicians

French HornJoe Meyer
French HornRichard Todd
SaxGary Herbig
SaxRay Pizzi
TrumpetJohn Madrid
TrumpetWalter Johnson

Strings

Cello – Douglas Davis, Larry Corbett
Double Bass – Arni Egilsson, Tim Barr
Viola – Cynthia Morrow, Jimbo Ross
Violin – Arthur Zadinsky, Bruce Dukov, Clayton Haslop, Doug Cameron, Gina Kronstadt, Pam Henderson, Pavel Farkas, Rebecca Barr, Sid Page, William Henderson

Liner Notes

Co-producer – Seth Marshall
Producer (Executive) – Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen
Arranged By – David Benoit
Concertmaster – Sid Page
Conductor – Suzie Katayama
Engineer – Allen Sides, Bob Loftus
Engineer (Additional) – Steve MacMillan
Engineer (Assistant) – David Ahlert, Joe Schiff, Tom Kane, Tony Chiappa
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Photography – Glen Wexler

Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Phonographic Copyright GRP Records Inc
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