Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Release date
9 Feb 2005
Running length
4 tracks
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1 Earth Tones 12:23 2,081
2 Passion Flower 5:36 1,784
3 Mister Magic 8:59 24,901
4 Black Frost 6:08 5,886

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His fifth album, 1974’s Mister Magic, was a commercial success, and introduced guitarist Eric Gale as a near-permanent member in Washington’s arsenal.
This is one of Grover Washington, Jr.’s best-loved recordings and considered a classic of r&bish jazz. All four songs (which includes Billy Strayhorn’s “Passion Flower”) are quite enjoyable but it is “Mister Magic” that really caught on as a major hit. Bob James provided the colorful if somewhat commercial arrangements, there are spots for guitarist Eric Gale, and Washington (mostly on tenor and soprano) is heard in particularly creative form. Highly recommended. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

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  • jeffsumter789

    AHhhhhhhhhYEAH! Man, did we work the California Bus Stop off this! Mister Magic was the PARTY STARTER in the summers of '74 & '75! That was Senior year! WHOA! I can still see the Afros bouncin', bell-bottom pants, platform shoes, the sweat & the finger-poppin'!!! HA!

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • jeromebracey

    my favorite track off of mister magic is earth tones...

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • JukeBoxHero48

    Golly...has it been that long? Bought this in the 70's :-) Still love it

    5 Jan 2009 Reply

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