1979 Ralph MacDonald – Counterpoint

Counterpoint is the third solo album by percussionist Ralph MacDonald, released in 1979 on Marlin.


1  I Need Someone (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 07:27
2  You Are In Love (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 05:42
3  Tell The Truth (Ralph MacDonald; William Salter) 06:09
4  Discolypso (Joe R Brown) 06:40
5  Always Something Missing (Arthur Jenkins; Cynthia Jenkins) 05:29
6  East Dry River (Ralph MacDonald; Tom Scott; William Salter) 06:40


GuitarEric Gale
PianoRichard Tee
HornsBarry Rogers
HornsDavid Sanborn
HornsHarold Vick
HornsHoward Johnson
HornsJon Faddis
HornsMichael Brecker
HornsRandy Brecker
HornsRonnie Cuber
HornsTom Malone
CongasRalph MacDonald
TimbalesRalph MacDonald
PercussionRalph MacDonald
Background VocalsFrank Floyd
Background VocalsKen Williams
Background VocalsWilliam Eaton
Background VocalsZachary Sanders

Other Musicians

1 I Need Someone

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
SaxGrover Washington Jr
VocalsZachary Sanders

2 You Are In Love

BassEric Gale
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr

3 Tell The Truth

BassEric Gale
DrumsSteve Gadd
VocalsZack Sanders

4 Discolypso

BassJoe R Brown
DrumsSteve Gadd
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge
PercussionJoe R Brown
VocalsRalph MacDonald

5 Always Something Missing

BassJoe R Brown
DrumsSteve Gadd
ClavinetArthur Jenkins
OrganArthur Jenkins

6 East Dry River

GuitarEric Gale
DrumsSteve Gadd
LyriconTom Scott
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge


Strings- Eugene Moye, Gene Orloff, Guy Lumia, Julien Barber, Kermit Moore, LaMar Alsop, Lenore Weinstock, Leo Kahn, Lewis Eley, Marvin Morgenstern, Selwart Clarke, Tony Posk

Liner Notes

Producer – Ralph MacDonald, William Eaton, William Salter
Arranged By – William Eaton (Track 1)
Arranged By – Ralph MacDonald (Track 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Background Vocals, Horns, Strings) – Joe R Brown (Track 4)
Engineer – Hank Cicalo, Richard Alderson
Engineer (Assistant) – Ed Heath, Milt Calice
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Ralph MacDonald, Richard Alderson
Orchestrated By – Frankie Francis

Art Direction, Design – Richard Roth
Photography – Hughes Frye

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Recorded At Rosebud Recording Studio
Recorded At Crimson Sound
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