Joe Farrell - 1973  Penny Arcade
Joe Farrell gained his greatest fame with his popular string of CTI recordings. For this set, he performs three of his originals (none of which caught on), guitarist Joe Beck's "Penny Arcade," and a 13-minute version of Stevie Wonder's "Too High." Farrell (heard on tenor, soprano, flute and piccolo) is in excellent form, as are keyboardist Herbie Hancock, Beck, bassist Herb Bushler, drummer Steve Gadd and Don Alias on conga. As is true of his other CTI sets, this Joe Farrell effort expertly mixes together some slightly commercial elements and superior recording quality with strong solos.
Penny Arcade is a jazz album by Joe Farrell on the CTI Records label. It was recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in October 1973
- "Penny Arcade" (Joe Beck) – 4:45
- "Too High" (Stevie Wonder) – 13:15
- "Hurricane Jane" (Joe Farrell) – 4:25
- "Cloud Cream" (Joe Farrell) – 6:15
- "Geo Blue" (Joe Farrell) – 7:30