“ALL AROUND THE TOWN” live recording album, it’s a milestone of Fusion Jazz ’80s. Many people listened and enjoyed it in Japan, too.
In “Angela”, we can hear beautiful intro adlib by “Tin” Rhodes. This play is one of masterpiece for Rhodes players.
However, in the end of intro, we can hear a little strange feeling of sound. Probably this solo would have been cut, if so, it’s regret matter. Why? Who did it? 🙂
Lead electric guitar, played by Hiram Bullock, is really great during a song.
In “We’re All Alone”, all star big band plays dynamic arrangement. This song makes everybody excite, great playing, adlib solo “battle”s are so hot.
But Gary King is really “cool”, his solo has a soul.
I listened this song again, and knew it is more funky than my memory. And Earl Klugh’s rhythm guitar is so great.
I hope this Fusion Jazz brings big wave of music again to the world.
This album is much better than I expected. 🙂 I thought it would be Jazz, but in fact it’s AOR/Fusion. It surprised me and brought happiness here.
Probably nowadays we have to call it as “Smooth Jazz” or like so, but feel much traditional memes of AOR/Fusion. And it would stand near POPs high quality.
Space, room, empty or interval — I really don’t know how we should call exactly, but there is beautiful “rest” between notes playing by 2 soloists. Probably it can take by only older great players. Rich and Relax, Bright and Transparent, fine combination of Trumpet and Piano/Rhodes. Even synthesizers Mr.James playing, made me glad. (Mr.H.Mason takes good backing play in calm mood)
When I found extra-grade arrangement during album, after seeing a booklet, knew Mr.James did it. (It is same experience when hearing Karen Carpenter’s solo album) This is really a magic, in the future I’d like to understand the secret, I wish.
Meanwhile, Were these vacation photos taken in Sicily Italy? I found 2 god fathers. Oh, you? 🙂
“On Vacation” must be heard by good listeners more! Excellent album.
In the International Jedi Day, I took a class of Master Yoda. Thank you for your hard work. In your planet, it started in the morning, didn’t it? In far east small country on the Earth, it is just in midnight. Best time to study it! 🙂
So great pieces of the FORCE, I hope I could receive all of your visions. Bright, Rich and Flow. Feeling more introspective than your usual play. How to face the FORCE, your playing gave us much suggestions.
I bought your bath album instead of a ticket. 🙂 (But it is just now out of stock! wishing Amazon takes import stock quickly..)
The FORCE is here, there and everywhere. I believe it’s limitless. Cheers.