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The Wish

The Fonda/Stevens Group - The Wish

The Wish


  • Laura Arbuckle - vocals
  • Herb Robertson - trumpet & fluegelhorn
  • Mark Whitecage - alto & soprano saxophones
  • Michael Jefry Stevens - piano
  • Joe Fonda - double bass
  • Harvey Sorgen - drums

Track list:

  1. The Wish (Fonda) 4:39 ***
  2. Soon To Know (Fonda) 8:47 **
  3. Round Trip (Stevens) 9:42 **
  4. Mischief (Fonda) 8:11 **
  5. The River Po (Stevens) 13:57 *
  6. Song For Rich (Stevens) 6:07 *
  7. In The Whitecage (Fonda) 13:27 *

Release information:

Song For Rich is dedicated to the memory of guitarist Rich Williams.

* recorded June 30, 1993 at Sear Sound, NYC
** recorded January 1, 1994 at The Studio, NYC
*** recorded August 15, 1995 at Dreamland Recording Studios, Woodstock, NY
* engineered by John Rosenberg
** engineered by Katsuhiko Naito
*** engineered by Jon Rosenberg, assisted by Sue Kapa
Released 1996 by Music & Arts [CD–916]

Released: 1996
Label: Music & Arts

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