David Axelrod Heavy Axe 180g LP

David Axelrod

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180g Vinyl LP!
Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series!
All-Analog Mastering from the Original Tapes by Kevin Gray!
Pressed at RTI!

Legendary composer/producer David Axelrod's album, Heavy Axe, is a jazz-rock opus that encapsulated the sound of the mid-70s. With help from iconic players Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Cannonball Adderley and George Duke, the album moves between lush funk sounds, full round low end, and majestic orchestral flourishes that made Axelrod's sonic realm a goldmine for sample-hungry hip-hop beatmakers from the '90s to today. 180-gram LP remastered from the original tapes and packaged in a tip-on jacket.


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Tip-On Jacket
  • Remastered From Original Tapes


Oscar Brashear trumpet
Allen De Rienzo trumpet
Snookey Young trumpet
George Bohanon trombone
Dick Hyde trombone
William Green alto sax, tenor sax, flute, alto flute
Jackie Kelso alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, alto flute
Jay Migliori tenor sax, baritone sax, flute, alto flute
Jack Shulman violin, concertmaster
Alexander Neiman violin
Jerome Reisler violin
Henry Roth violin
Gary Nuttycombe viola
William Hymanson viola
Nat Gershman cello
Walter Rower cello
George Duke piano, electric piano, ARP synthesizer
Rudy Copeland Moog synthesizer
Billy Fender guitar
Don Peake guitar
Johnny "Guitar" Watson guitar
Roy McCurdy drums
King Errisson congas
Billie Barnum vocals
Olga James vocals
Gwen Owens vocals
Stephanie Spruill vocals
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley alto sax on "Get Up Off Your Knees"
Gene Ammons tenor sax on "My Family"


Side 1:

  1. Get Up Off Your Knees
  2. Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  3. You're So Vain
  4. My Family

Side 2:

  1. Mucho Chupar
  2. Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing
  3. It Ain't for You
  4. Everything Counts

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