HAL WILLNER . KURT WEILL
JAZZ / HARD BOP / REAL JAZZ 1985
LOST IN THE STARS
The music of Kurt Weill
A&M RECORDS, CD 5104(CD)
(P)(C)1985 A&M RECORDS, INC., USA
RELEASED: 1985, USA
J-ISSUED: ALFA RECORDS, 32XB-50(CD)
RELEASED: 1985, JAPAN
CREDITS (productions) :
All muisc composed by Kurt Weill
Produced by Hal Willner and Paul M.Young for Deep Creek Productions Ltd.
Exective Producers: Hal Willner and John Telfer
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, N.Y.
Design: M&Co. New York
Photos of Weill courtesy the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc.
Color Photographs by Davies and Starr
Branford Marsalis courtesy of Columbia Records; Stanard Ridgway courtesy of I.R.S. Records
The Fowler Brothers courtesy of Fossil Records; Marianne Faithfull courtesy of Island Records
Van Dyke Parks courtesy of Warner Bros. Records; Richard Butler courtesy of Columbia Records
Bob Dorough courtesy of Laissez Faire/Omnisound Records
Carla Bley courtesy of WATT/ECM Records; Phil Woods courtesy of Palo Alto Records
Tom Waits courtesy of Island Records; Johnny Adams courtesy of Rounder Records
Todd Rundgren courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
TRACKS (total time 67:34) :
1. Steve Weisberg: Intro from Mahagonny Songspiel (:47)
arranged and conducted by Steve Weisberg
performanced by Anders Bostron, flute; Neil Leonard, clarinet; Alan Chase, alto saxophone; Les Arbuckle, tenor saxophone; Sandy Ayres, oboe; Greg Newton, bassoon; Cathy Pacek, french horn; Lenny Peterson, trombone; Jenny Palmer, tuba; Dan Rowe, cello; Laura Burgess, viola; Mary Potter Newton, bass; Andrea Parkins, accordion, xylophone; Jeff Freidman, banjo; Jack Cook, drums; Mike Evans, percussion; Ken Winokur, percussion
recorded at Downtown Recorders, Boston, Mass; recording engineer, Joe Cuneo; mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; mix engineer, Clyde Kaplan
2. Sting and Dominic Muldowney:
"The Ballad Of Mac The Knife" from The Threepenny Opera (2:48)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; Translation, Ralph Manheim, John Willett; arranged by Dominic Muldowney
performanced by Sting, vocal; Juan Mosalini, bandonian; Mike Zwerin, bass trumpet, trombone; Branford Marsalis, soprano saxophone; John Marle, tenor saxophone; David Roach, alto & bariton saxophone; Kevin Morgan, tuba; Mark Peru, banjo; Dominic Muldowney, synthesizers; Kenny Kirkland, piano
recorded at the Mogador Theatre, Paris; additional recording at Studio Plus 30, Paris, C.T.S. Studios, London, and Ludus Tonalis Limited Studio, London; recording engineer, Pete Smith; additional recording engineers: Herve Marignac, Dick Lewsey; mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; mix engineer, Clyde Kaplan
3. The Fowler Brothers with Stanard Ridgway:
"The Cannon Song" from The Threepenny Opera (2:12)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; translation, Ralph Manheim, John Willett; arranged by Bruce Fowler;
performanced by Stanard Ridgway, vocals; Walt Fowler, trumpet; Bruce Fowler, trombone; Phil Teele, bass trombone; Steve Fowler, alto saxophone, flute; Albert Wing, tenor saxophone; Mike Miller, guitar, banjo; Ed Fowler, piano; Tom Fowler, bass; Tony Morales, drums
recorded and mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; recording and mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
4. Marianne Faithfull and Chris Spedding: "Ballad Of The Soldier's Wife" (4:23)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; translation, Eric Saltzman; arranged by Chris Spedding
performanced by Marianne Faithfull, vocal; Sharon Freeman, conductor; Jim Cuomo, woodwinds; Chris Spedding, guitars; Carter Catheart, keyboards; Fernando Saunders, bass; Anton Fig, drums
recorded at Mediasound Studio, N.Y.; recording engineer, Don Wershba; additional recording at Sigma Sound Studios, N.Y.; additional recording engineer, J.C.Convertino; mixed at Power Station, N.Y.; mix engineer, David Greenberg
5. Van Dyke Parks: Johnny Johnson Medley (5:40)
a) Overture b) Johnny's Melody c) Aggie's Sewing Machine
lyrics, Paul Green; arranged by Van Dyke Parks
performanced by Van Dyke Parks, conductor; Kathy Dalton, vocal; David McKelvy, harmonica; Barry Socher, violin; Michelle Kikuchi Richards, violin; Raymond Tischer, viola; Armen Ksajikian, cello; Katie Kirkoatrick, harp; Walt Fowler, trumpet; Bruce Fowler, trombone; Steve Fowler, alto saxophone, flute; Marty Krystall, flute, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, english horn; Fred Tackett, guitar, banjo, mandolin; Randy Kerber, synthesizer; Buell Neidlinger, bass; Jim Keltner, drums
recorded and mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; recording and mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
6. Henry Threadgill: "The Great Hall" from "The Silver Lake" (3:38)
arranged by Henry Threadgill
performanced by Henry Threadgill conductor; Wint Garvey, violin; Patmore Lewis, violin; Akua Dixon; Diedre L.Murray, cello; Lester Bowie, trumpet; Stanton Davis, trumpet; Vincent Chancey, french horn; Gregory Williams, french horn; Tony Underwood, tuba; Lloyd McNeill, picclo; John Stubblefield, tenor saxophone; Cecil McBee, bass; Thurman Barker, drums
recorded at Mediasound Studio, N.Y.; recording engineer, Doug Eoptein; mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
7. Ralph Schuckett with Richard Butler, also Bob Borough, Ellen Shipley and John Peterson::
"Alabama Song" from Mahagonny (4:26)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; arranged by Ralph Schuckett
performanced by Ralph Schuckett, keyboards, synthesizers; John Peterson, electronic realizations, synthesizers; Richard Butler, lead vocal; Ellen Shipley, lead vocal
the chorus: Bob Dorough, lead male vocal; Ellen Shipley, vocal; Diana Graselli, vocal, carrots
additional featuring singers: Rory Dodd, Eric Troyer, Ralph Schuckett, Hal Willner
Jimmy Bralower, Linn drum programming; Joe Cato, acoustic guitar; Jeff Layton, acoustic guitars; Sid McGinnis, acoustic guitars; Hugh McCracken, acoustic guitars; Ira Siegal, electric guitar; John Siegler, bass
background chorus: Julie Eikenbero, John Leffler, Maria Vidal, George James, Joe Cerisano
recorded at John Petersen Studio, Sigma Sound Studios, and Power Station, N.Y.; recording engineers, John Petersen, J.C.Convertino, and David Greenberg; mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
8. The Armadillo String Quartet: "Youkali Tango" (4:41)
arranged by Barry Socher
performanced by Barry Socher, violin; Michelle Kikuchi Richards, violin; Raymond Tischer, viola; Armen Ksajikian, cello
recorded and mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; recording and mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
9. John Zorn: "Der Kleine Leutnant Des Lieben Gottes (The Little Lieutenant Of The Loving God)" from Happy End (5:22)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; arranged by John Zorn
performanced by John Zorn, conductor, clarinets, alto saxophone, celeste, music saw; Luli Shioi, voice, whistling, electric bass, harpsichord; Bobby Previte, drums, tympanu, percussion; Jim Staley, trombone, bass trombone; Guy Klucevsex, accordion; Carol Emanuel, harp; Fred Frith, electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, voice
recorded and mixed at Sigma Sound Studios, L.A.; recording and mixing engineer: Don Wershba
10. Van Dyke Parks: "Johnny's Speech" from Johnny Johnson (1:44)
11. Lou Reed: "September Song" from Knickerbocker Holiday (4:17) lyrics, Maxwell Anderson; arranged by Lou Reed
performanced by Lou Reed, vocal, guitars; Peter Wood, keyboards; Fernando Saunders, bass; Eric Parker, drums; David Rosenberg, Linn drum programming
The Uptown Horns: Crispin Cioe, Bob Funk, Arno Hecht, "Hollywood" Paul Litteral, horns
recorded and mixed at Power Station, N.Y.; recording engineer: Don Wershba; mixed by David Greenberg, Don Wershba; production associate, Fernando Saunders
12. Carla Bley with Phil Woods: "Lost In The Stars" (6:12) arranged by Carla Bley
performanced by Carla Bley, conductor; Phil Woods, alto saxophone; Randy Brecker, trumpet; Tom Malone, trombone; Dave Taylor, bass trombone; John Clarke, french horn; Paul McCandless, oboe; Chris Hunter, flute; Larry Willis, piano; Steve Swallow, bass; Victor Lewis, drums
recorded at Power Station, N.Y.; mixed at Grog Kill Studio, Willow, N.Y.; recording and mixing engineer: Tom Mark
13. Tom Waits: "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" from The Threepenny Opera (2:11)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; translation, Ralph Manheim, John Willett; arranged by Greg Cohen
performanced by Tom Waits, vocal; William Schimmel, accordion; Eddie Davis, banjo; Greg Cohen, bass; Michael Blair, percussion
The Uptown Horns: Crispin Cioe, Bob Funk, Arno Hecht, "Hollywood" Paul Litteral, horns
recorded at RCA Recording Studios, N.Y.; mixed at Quadrasonic Sound, N.Y.
14. Elliott Sharp: "Klops Lied (Meatball Song)" (:48)
arranged by Elliott Sharp
performanced by Elliott Sharp, electric bass clarinet, clarinets, saxophones, guitar, bass; Sussan Deihim, vocals; Charles K.Noves, snare drums, metal; Robert Previte, bass drums, pantar
recorded and mixed at Power Station, N.Y.; recording and mixing engineer: Dave Greenberg
15. Dagmar Krause "Surabaya Johnny" from Happy End (4:08)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; translation, Michael Feingold; arranged by Jason Osborn
performanced by Dagmar Krause, vocal; Jason Osborn, piano; Paul "Wix" Wickens, synthesizer
recorded at C.T.S. Studios, London; recording engineer: Dick Lewzey; mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan; production assopciate, Dominic Muldowney
16. Mark Bingham: "The Hurricane" from "The Rise And Fall Of the City Of Mahagonny" (:59)
17. Mark Bingham with Johnny Adams and Aaron Neville:
"Oh Heavenly Salvation" from The Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny (2:34)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; translation, Arnold Weinstein; arranged by Mark Bingham and Jay Weigel for Harbor Music
performanced by Johnny Adams, vocal; Aaron Neville, vocal; Ralph Gibson, tenor saxophone; Kidd Jordan, contrabass clarinet; Mark Bingham, guitars; Steve Masakowski, guitar; John Mooney, slide guitar; Elton Heron, bass; Johnny Vidacovich, drums; Germaine Bazzle, background vocal; Jacqueline Jones, background vocal; Stephanie Sieberth, background vocal
recorded at Studio Solo, Slidell, Louisiaana; recording engineer: Dave Ferrel; mixed at A&M Recording Studios, L.A.; mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
18. Todd Rundgren with Gary Windo:
"Call From The Grave / Ballad In Which Macheath Begs All Men For Forgiveness" from The Threepenny Opera (5:22)
lyrics, Bertolt Brecht; translation, Ralph Manheim, John Willett; arranged by Todd Rundgren
performanced by Todd Rundgren, all instruments except saxophones, vibes; Gary Windo, tenor and alto saxophone
recording and mixing engineer: Todd Rundgren; recorded and mixed at Utpia Studios, Bearsville, N.Y.
19. Charlie Haden and Sharon Freeman: "Speak Low" from One Touch Of Venus (4:21)
arranged by Sharon Freeman
performanced by Charlie Haden, bass; Barry Freeman, violin; Michelle Kikuchi Richards, violin; Raymond Tischer, viola; Armen Ksajikian, cello; John Steinmetz, bassoon; Marty Kristall, clarinet, oboe; Steve Fowler, flute; Sharon Freeman, conductor, piano; Albert "Tootie" Heath, drums
recorded and mixed at A&M Studio, L.A.; recording and mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
20. Van Dyke Park: "In No Man's Land" from Johnny Johnson (:48)
arranged by Van Dyke Parks
performanced by Van Dyke Parks, conductor; Kathy Dalton, vocal; David McKelvy, harmonica; Barry Socher, violin; Michelle Kikuchi Richards, violin; Raymond Tischer, viola; Armen Ksajikian, cello; Katie Kirkoatrick, harp; Walt Fowler, trumpet; Bruce Fowler, trombone; Steve Fowler, alto saxophone, flute; Marty Krystall, flute, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, english horn; Fred Tackett, guitar, banjo, mandolin; Randy Kerber, synthesizer; Buell Neidlinger, bass; Jim Keltner, drums
recorded and mixed at A&M Studios, L.A.; recording and mixing engineer: Clyde Kaplan
1969