Donny Hathaway – Valdez In The Country (1973)

Donny Hathaway originally wrote and produced this for the American soul-funk-rock band Cold Blood for their 1972 First Taste Of Sin release.

The year after he included his own Fender Rhodes driven version on his Extension Of A Man release.

Pure bless. And Rhodes :)

The Harry Roche Constellation – Lay Lady Lay (1973)

Extremely laid back yet swinging version of the Dylan classic with a very nice electric piano rif and lots of quiet brass.

Harry Roche Constellation consisted of some of the leading session players of the period, as well as course of Harry Roche himself who was a former military bandsman playing a lot of easy jazz in the 1960s

This track is from the release Spiral, which is quite sought after and expensive.
I have got myself a copy, of course :)

Steve Gray – Winning Is Easy (1973)

This nice piece from British composer and session keyboard player Steve Gray has the sweetest low key Fender Rhodes solo.

It has been pretty hard to find out when this track was originally released but it has been included in a 2001 compilation called Cinemaphonic Volume 2: Soul Punch.

Gray has worked with such prominent people as Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr and John Barry.

Janko Nilovic – Golf Open (1973)

Minimalistic piece from composer and pianist Janko Nilović who made a lot of library stuff in France in the 1960s and 1970s.
This track is from the Editions Montparnasse 2000 release Stylissimo

I remember this particular track being used as intro for the study kit “Impuls!” in my German lessons during the school years.
Weird :)

Ugo Calise – Prefercise L’Aragosta (1973)

Italian library track from the CAM release “Mappamondo (Musiche Di Terra E Di Mare)“.
If you like it short ‘n’ sweet with vibraphone and muted trumpet – as I do – this is for you.

Pete Winslow – Cabasa Samba (1973)

From KPM 1126 release Summer Songbirds by Tony Kinsey and Pete Winslow, this is one of my absolute library favorites.

Lovely melody and a fantastic execution – the Hammond and horn section are playing so well together.

Alan Hawkshaw – Here Comes The Blues (1973)

King of KPM, Alan Hawkshaw is playing the blues – on his Hammond.

This track is from the KPM 1122 release Move With The Times featuring both Hawkshaw and Dave Gold.