Short Trip to Space

Video Arts Music 1977

Songs
1. The Funk You See, Is The Funk You Do! 3:11
2. Can't Hide Love 4:14
3. Southside 3:42
4. You Can't Have It All 5:16
5. Short Trip To Space 7:13
6. Blue Too 6:14
7. Love's Final Moment 2:03
8. Twist of the Wrist 4:20

Total time 36:24

Musicians
John Tropea-guitar, vocals
Don Grolnick-keyboards
Leon Pendarvis-keyboards
Mike Mainieri-vibes
Will Lee-bass, vocals
Richard Davis-acoustic bass
Rick Marotta-drums
Steve Gadd-drums
Rubens Bassini-percussion
Ralph MacDonald-percussion
Michael Brecker-tenor saxophone solo
Randy Brecker-trumpet solo
Margaret Ross-harp
Ron Cartalemi-vocals
Jeffrey Kawalek-vocals
background vocals and hand claps-Charlie Blackwell, Duncan Cleary, Brian Drake, Bruce Goldberg, Bill Guerra, Lani Groves & Will Lee

Horn section I (except 3,7)
Alan Rubin, Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Lewis Del Gatto, Michael Brecker, George Young & Lou Marini (reeds)
Tony Price (tuba)
Dave Taylor & Sam Burtis (trombone)

Horn section II on #3
Lou Del Gatto (flute)
Elen Sieling (trumpet)
Jeanne Dindberg (alto saxophone)
Jeff King (tenor saxophone)

Horn section III (on 7)
Lewis Del Gatto (english horn)
Ron Jannelli (bassoon)
George Young (flute)
Jim Buffington & Earl Chapin (french horn)

String section
Gene Orloff, Kermit Moore, Jessy Levy, Joe Malin, Aaron Rosand, Selwart Clarke, Theodore Israel, Noel Da Costa, Guy Lumia, Gerald Tarack, Lewis Eley & Peter Dimitriades

Produced by John Tropea

All song arranged and orchestrated by John Tropea, except
"You Can't Have It All" arranged by Don Grolnick, orchestrated by John Tropea,
"Blue Too" arranged by John Tropea,
strings and horns orchestrated by David Spinozza,
"Love's Final Moment" arranged and orchestrated by Mike Mainieri,
"Twist Of The Wrist" arranged and orchestrated by David Spinozza

Recorded and mixed at House Of Music, West Orange, New Jersey.
Engineered by Jeffrey Kawalek
assistant engineererd by Jim Bonnefond, Joe Intile and Cliff Hodsdon.
Mixed by Jeffrey Kawalek
assisted by John Tropea, Charles Conrad, Stephen Galfas and Bruce Goldberg.

Mastered at Sterling Sound, N.Y.C. by George Marino.
Moog Synthesizer Programing: Larry Fast; Synergy courtesy of Pasport Racords

This album dedicated to my mother and father for their many of love and devotion.

Track Credits
The Funk You See, Is the Funk You Do!
Arranged and orchestrated by John Tropea
Will Lee : bass guitar
Rick Marotta : drums
Don Grolnick : keyboards
John Tropea : guitar, voice box
Michael Brecker : tenor saxophone solo
Rubens Bassini : congas
Ralph MacDonald : wood block, cowbells, tambourine
vocals : Ron Cartalemi, Jeffrey Kawalek, Will Lee, John Tropea
background vocals
and hand claps : Charlie Blackwell, Duncan Cleary, Brian Drake,
Bruce Goldberg, Bill Guerra

Can't Hide Love
Arranged and orchestrated by John Tropea
Will Lee : bass guitar
Rick Marotta : left drums
Steve Gadd : right drums
Don Grolnick : keyboards
John Tropea : guitar
Ralph MacDonald : percussion
background vocals : Lani Groves, Will Lee

Southside
Arranged and orchestrated by John Tropea
Will Lee : bass guitar
Rick Marotta : drums
Don Grolnick : keyboards
John Tropea : guitar
Rubens Bassini : percussion

You Can't Have It All
Arranged by Don Grolnick, orchestrated by John Tropea
Will Lee : bass guitar
Don Grolnick : keyboards
Steve Gadd : drums
John Tropea : guitar, synthesizer
Rubens Bassini : congas

Short Trip To Space
Arranged and orchestrated by John Tropea
Will Lee : bass guitar
Rick Marotta : drums
Don Grolnick : keyboards
John Tropea : guitar, synthesizer
Rubens Bassini : percussion
Randy Brecker : trumpet solo

Blue Too
Strings and horns orchestrated by David Spinozza
Will Lee : bass guitar
Rick Marotta : left drums
Steve Gadd : right drums
John Tropea : lead guitar
David Spinozza : rhythm guitar
Don Grolnick : keyboards
Arranged by John Tropea

Love's Final Moment
Margaret Ross : harp
Richard Davis : bass
Mike Mainieri : vibes
Romeo Penque : oboe, flute
John Tropea : guitar
Arranged and orchestrated by Mike Mainieri

Twist Of The Wrist
Arranged and orchestrated by David Spinozza
Will Lee : bass guitar
Rick Marotta : left drums
Steve Gadd : right drums
Don Grolnick : piano
Leon Pendarvis : organ
John Tropea : guitar
Mike Mainieri : vibes

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