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  • Performer: Alphonso Johnson
  • Title: Moonshadows
  • Genre: Jazz / Funk & Soul
  • Country: Japan
  • Released: 1976
  • Style: Fusion
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Alphonso Johnson - Moonshadows download album

Complete your Alphonso Johnson collection. Alphonso Johnson ‎– Moonshadows. Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul. referencing Moonshadows, LP, Album, PE 34118. Wonderful and ethereal "Amarteifio" feat. Flora Purim steals B side. Reply Notify me Helpful.

Debut solo album of one-time Weather Report bassist Alphonso Johnson is quite characteristic jazz fusion from mid-70-s. Strongly based on keyboards sound (Narada Michael Walden, Alphonse Mouzon and Ian Underwood all are presented on this recordings), there still is some place for Johnson bass and some guitars and percussion as well. First solo album from the ex-Weather Report bassist, group he left to work with Cobham, but he started recording his own solo albums, and Moonshadows is his first. Released in 76 on the Epic label, the album might have switched front and back cover illustrations (nit- picking, here), but Alphonso chose some mighty friends for his debut solo: Leon Chancler, Narada Walden, Alphonse Mouzon, Flora Purim, and hubby Airto Moreira, Bennie Maupin, Ian Underwood, just to name a few.

By: Alphonso Johnson (1976, Jazz). More albums from Alphonso Johnson: Yesterday’s Dreams by Alphonso Johnson. View all albums . Moonshadows. By: Alphonso Johnson (1976, Jazz).

It's nice to hear an album by a player of a particular instrument where the player and his instrument play a prominent role. This album abounds with muscle bass riffs; unlike Idris Muhammad's (drummer) albums, where the drums are indistinguishable. Other notable tracks include "Involuntary Bliss," "Pandora's Box," and "On the Case.

This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Moonshadows. BPM Profile Moonshadows. Album starts at BPM, ends at BPM (+0), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Alphonso Johnson.

Alphonso Johnson (born February 2, 1951) is an American jazz bassist active since the early 1970s. Johnson was a member of the influential jazz fusion group Weather Report from 1973 to 1975, and has performed and recorded with numerous high-profile rock and jazz acts including Santana, Phil Collins, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and Chet Baker. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Johnson started off as an upright bass player, but switched to the electric bass in his late teens.

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A1 Stump
Composed By – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – Narada Michael WaldenElectric Bass – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Guitar – David Amaro, Lee RitenourElectric Piano, Synthesizer [Arp 2600, Mini Moog & Arp String Ensemble] – Dawilli GongaPercussion – Alejandro Acuna*Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Ian UnderwoodSaxello [Saxcello] – Bennie MaupinSoloist – Alphonso Johnson, Dawilli Gonga
A2 Involuntary Bliss
Composed By – Alphonso JohnsonCongas, Percussion – Alejandro Acuna*Drums – Narada Michael WaldenElectric Bass, Chapman Stick [Stick] – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer [Mini Moog & Arp String Ensemble] – Dawilli GongaPercussion – Airto MoreiraSoloist – Alphonso Johnson, Chris Bono*Soprano Saxophone – Gary BartzVocals – Flora Purim
A3 Cosmoba Place
Composed By – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – Narada Michael WaldenElectric Bass, Chapman Stick [Stick] – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Guitar – Chris Bono*, David Amaro, Lee RitenourKeyboards [The Orchestron Voice Choir Keyboard] – Alphonse MouzonPercussion – Alejandro Acuna*Piano [Acoustic], Organ [B-3] – Dawilli GongaSoloist – Alphonso Johnson, Chris Bono*
A4 Pandora's Box
Bass Clarinet – Bennie MaupinComposed By – Alphonso JohnsonCymbal – Narada Michael WaldenDouble Bass [String Bass], Electric Bass – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Piano – Dawilli GongaKeyboards [The Orchestron Voice Choir Keyboard] – Alphonse Mouzon
B1 Up From The Cellar
Composed By – Alphonso JohnsonCongas, Cowbell – Alejandro Acuna*Drums – Ndugu Leon Chancler*Electric Bass, Vocals – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Guitar – Blackbird McKnight*, Lee RitenourElectric Piano, Clavinet – Patrice RushenPiano [Acoustic, Prepared] – Ian UnderwoodShaker – Airto MoreiraSynthesizer [Mini Moog], Vocals – Dawilli GongaVocals – Flora Purim
B2 Amarteifio
Acoustic Guitar – Lee RitenourComposed By – Alphonso Johnson, Flora PurimCongas, Bongos – Alejandro Acuna*Double Bass [String Bass], Vocals – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Guitar – David AmaroLyricon – Bennie MaupinPercussion – Airto MoreiraPiano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Vocals – Dawilli GongaSynthesizer [Arp 2600] – Ian UnderwoodVocals – Flora Purim
B3 On The Case
Composed By – Alphonso JohnsonCongas – Alejandro Acuna*Drums – Narada Michael WaldenElectric Bass, Chapman Stick [Stick] – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Guitar – Lee RitenourElectric Piano – Dawilli GongaSoloist – Alphonso Johnson, Lee Ritenour
B4 Unto Thine Own Self Be True
Chimes – Alejandro Acuna*Composed By – N.M. Walden*Drums, Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano, Vocals – Narada Michael WaldenElectric Guitar – Alphonso JohnsonElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Lee RitenourOrgan [B-3], Clavinet, Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Vocals – Dawilli GongaVocals – Flora Purim

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  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Produced For – Zembu Productions, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Epic Records
  • Recorded At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
  • Remixed At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Published By – Embamba Music, Inc.


  • Design – Ron Coro
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Danny Vicari, John Bruno, John Sands
  • Engineer [Mastering] – Doug Sax
  • Engineer [Recording] – Don Murray, John Mills , Norm Kinney, Tom Vicari*
  • Engineer [Remix] – Tom Vicari*
  • Executive-Producer – Jerry Schoenbaum
  • Illustration – Bill Imhoff
  • Producer – Skip Drinkwater


© 1976 CBS Inc.
℗ 1976 CBS Inc.
Manufactured by Epic Records, New York City.
Recorded January and February, 1976 at The Sound Labs and Wally Heider's Recording, Hollywood, Calif.
Remixed at The Sound Labs.
Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, Calif.

Issued with printed inner sleeve, with detailed credits.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side, etching): PAL 34118 IAC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side, etching): PBL 34118 IC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, both sides, stamped): TML M
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label A-side): AL 34118
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label B-side): BL 34118

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
25·8P-5104 Alphonso Johnson Moonshadows ‎(CD, Album) Epic 25·8P-5104 Japan 1988
SICJ-130 Alphonso Johnson Moonshadows ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Epic SICJ-130 Japan 2016
PE 34118 Alphonso Johnson Moonshadows ‎(LP, Album) Epic PE 34118 US 1976
25AP 70 Alphonso Johnson Moonshadows ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Epic 25AP 70 Japan 1976
ESCA 5740 Alphonso Johnson Moonshadows ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 5740 Japan 1993

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Wonderful and ethereal "Amarteifio" feat. Flora Purim steals B side

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