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“Sky And Sea”: 5D’s Jazz Vocal Instrumental II

Two years following sunshine pop’s progressive peak, The 5th Dimension would once again explore wordless vocal jazz — “Sky And Sea” from 1972’s Individually and Collectively, their fourth album for Bell:

Sky And Sea

The 5th Dimension (1972)

LP Musician & Production Credits

Billy Davis, Jr. – Vocals
Florence La Rue Gordon – Vocals
Lamonte McLemore – Vocals
Marilyn McCoo – Vocals
Ron Townson – Vocals
Hal Blaine – Drums
Larry Bunker – Congas & Percussion
Joe Osborn – Bass
Dennis Budimir – Guitar
Fred Tackett – Guitar
Mike Anthony – Guitar
Zavier – Guitar
Jimmy Rowles – Piano
Mike O’Martian – Electric Piano & Organ
Larry Knechtel – Electric Piano, Organ & Piano
Bill Holman Brass – Brass
Sid Sharp Strings – Strings
Arranger – Bill Holman
Arranger – Bones Howe
Vocal Arranger – Bob Alcivar
Engineer [Assistant] – Ed Barton
Engineer [Assistant] – John Golden
Production Coordinator – Pam Vale
Producer & Engineer – Bones Howe
Mastered By – Bob MacLeod, Jr.

This song — arranged by Bob Alcivar (no surprise) with Bones Howe — was written by Brazilian songwriter, pianist, singer, and “a father of the bossa nova,Johnny Alf (who left us in 2010 at the ago of 80) and originally entitled, “Céu e Mar.”

Johnny Alf LP

Sky And Sea” is from the 1970 musical, Joy.


LINK to Brazilian +/- Bossa Nova on Zero to 180

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