Steve Grossman for PM Records from 1977.
A hard core fusion banger featuring The PM Crew-Gene Perla-Bass;Don Alias-Percussion;Jan Hammer-Keyboards;Steve Grossman-Tenor.
Barry "Fusion Is" Miles teamed up with some soon to be big boys for this fantastic fusion session for Mainstream in 1971 :
BARRY MILES, electric & acoustic piano & vibesPAT MARTINO, guitarJOHN ABERCROMBIE, guitarVICTOR GASKIN, Fender and acoustic bassTERRY SILVERLIGHT, drumsWARREN SMITH, congasLEW TABACKIN, tenor sax and flute
Terry Silverlight is,of course,Barry Miles younger brother and was 14 when he played on this album.Check "White Heat" for a furious fusion tour de force wipe out-murdah !!!Here's a quote from none other than Pat Metheny talking to Terry Silverlight :
That record "White Heat" was such a mind blower - I remember when it first came out turning everyone I knew onto it around Kansas City - and then when I found out how young you were, that totally blew my mind - and inspired me. About a year after it came out, Lew Tabackin came to Kansas City to play with Doc Severinsen and I was playing in the band opposite them and I remember taking that side up to Lew for him to sign and he told me all about the session and stuff which was really cool.- Pat Metheny
Ripped @320 from the original vinyl-there's a Japanese cd on the way due for issue in July.
"My Favourite Things" of course which Alfredo De La Fe had previously covered on his LPV album "Alfredo".
To tie in with my last post here's Tito,Alfredo,Patato,Jorge Dalto and Michael Vinas busting it up with "Bacalao Con Pan" from the live at Montreux album
Freddie Hubbard on Enja from 1981 with a classic quartet line up of Kenny Barron-Piano;Buster Williams-Bass;Al Foster-Drums.Not so easy to dig this one up-it's Freddie's first album after leaving Columbia and you only need to see the line up to know that its back to basics following his years of commercial fusion.Dusty Groove wrote this about it:
One of the best recordings from Freddie Hubbard's "back to basics" stretch in the early 80s -- a time when Freddie returned to a strongly acoustic jazz mode after a mostly electric 70s! The record still has Freddie stretching out on the longer tracks he got used to during the CTI years -- but he's working here in tight quartet formation with Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and the always-great Al Foster on drums -- carving out long lines on extended, but well-conceived numbers that echo with a tremendous amount of force. Freddie's lost none of his edge by this point, and the record shows a new sense of energy and focus that are extremely impressive -- and also pretty darn soulful!
Ripped at 320 from the cd issue.