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Performer: Alphonso Johnson
Title: Moonshadows
Country: US
Released: 2006
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Rating: 4.2/5
FLAC size: 1353 mb | MP3 size: 1837 mb | WMA size: 1142 mb
Genre: Jazz / Rock

Moonshadows ‎(LP, Album). 25AP 70. Alphonso Johnson. Moonshadows ‎(LP, Album, Promo). Moonshadows ‎(CD, Album, RE). Wounded Bird Records. Moonshadows ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE).

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, members 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

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.

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.

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.

The 1981 album Morning Sun was his most successful album in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines. Most songs in the album, notably the title track, were extensively played on various FM and AM radio stations during that time, and are still being used in advertisements, commercials, social events, and radio news programmes in that country. Mouzon played on a recording with Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone), and Jaco Pastorius (bass), named Trilogue. With Alphonso Johnson. Magic and Movement (Impulse!, 1974).

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Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Stump
Written-By – A. Johnson*
2 Involuntary Bliss
Written-By – A. Johnson*
3 Cosmoba Place
Written-By – A. Johnson*
4 Pandora's Box
Written-By – A. Johnson*
5 Up From The Cellar
Written-By – A. Johnson*
6 Amarteifio
Written-By – A. Johnson*, F. Purim*
7 On The Case
Written-By – A. Johnson*
8 Unto Thine Own Self Be True
Written-By – N. W. Walden*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Manufactured By – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Produced For – Zembu Productions, Inc.
  • Published By – Embamba Music, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Sonopress Arvato, USA – FB88502


  • Bass, Chapman Stick [Electric Stick], Vocals – Alphonso Johnson
  • Design – Ron Coro
  • Drums – Ndugu Leon Chancler*
  • Drums, Keyboards – Narada Michael Walden
  • Executive-Producer – Jerry Schoenbaum
  • Guitar – Chris Bond, David Amaro, Blackbird McKnight*, Lee Ritenour
  • Illustration – Bill Imhoff
  • Keyboards – Patrice Rushen
  • Keyboards [Orchestron Voice Choir Keyboard] – Alphonse Mouzon
  • Keyboards, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Ian Underwood
  • Keyboards, Vocals – Dawilli Gonga
  • Percussion – Airto Moreira, Alejandro Acuna*
  • Producer – Skip Drinkwater
  • Reeds – Bennie Maupin
  • Soprano Saxophone – Gary Bartz
  • Vocals – Flora Purim


Originally released in 1976 as Columbia 34118.

© 2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
℗ 1976 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Manufactured by Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 664140411821
  • Matrix / Runout: A687635 sonopress + A01 + FB88502
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB41
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1009
  • Other: A 687635

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PE 34118 Alphonso Johnson Moonshadows ‎(LP, Album) Epic PE 34118 US 1976
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