Breakout – 1971

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 3-4, 1971.

Label: Kudu
Cat#: KU-01

This was the first album released by Kudu, and the first album as “Johnny Hammond” sans the Smith last name.

Track Listing
1. It’s Too Late – 11:01 (King, Toni Stern)
2. Workin’ on a Groovy Thing – 6:45 (Roger Atkins, Sedaka)
3. Never Can Say Goodbye – 5:35 (Clifton Davis)
4. Blues Selah – 6:40 (Leo Johnson)
5. Breakout – 4:52 (Johnny Smith)

Bonus track on reissue CD
6. It’s Too Late – 16:18 (King, Stern)

Performers (Tracks 1-5)
Johnny Hammond – Organ
Hank Crawford – Alto Sax
Grover Washington, Jr. – Tenor Sax
Danny Moore – Trumpet
Johnny Williams – Fender Electric Bass
Airto Moreira – Percussion
Eric Gale – Guitar
Billy Cobham – Drums

Performers (Track 6)
Johnny Hammond – Organ
George Benson – Guitar
Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet
Stanley Turrentine – Tenor Sax
Hank Crawford – Alto Sax
Airto Moreira – Percussion
Billy Cobham – Drums

Produced by Creed Taylor
Liner notes by Didier C. Deutsch
Jacket Photography by Alan MacWeeney
Jacket Design by Bob Ciano

Bonus track was recorded July 18, 1971 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Reissued on CD, March 2, 2002. Includes a bonus live version of “It’s Too Late.” Tracks 2 and 1 were issued as a single, KU 900.

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