24 March 2008
STONE ALLIANCE - HEADS UP
Stone Alliance for PM Records from 1980.
Don Alias-Drums, Congas, Percussion, Voice;Gene Perla-Bass, Acoustic Piano, Voice;Kenny Kirkland-Keyboards;Bob Mintzer-Tenor Saxophone;Jan Hammer-Keyboards;Michael Brecker-Tenor Saxophone;Alex Acuna-Drums;Robert Piltch-Guitar;David Liebman-Soprano Saxophone;Randy Brecker-Fluglehorn;Alan Rubin-Cornet;Jim Pugh-Trombone;Bob Smith-Trombone
Produced by Gene Perla
Gene Perla and Don Alias reformed Stone Alliance for this cracking slab of break heavy funky fusion in 1980.Alias,Perla,Bob Mintzer and Kenny Kirkland are the principal soloists and the rest of the band make up the ensemble playing.Perla and Alias knocked out all the tunes with the exception of Toninho Horta's "Pedro Da Lua" and Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez's "Para Los Papinos",a typically heavy percussion driven piece.
Check out the PM Records sight here-it's well worth a visit.
Ripped @320 from the original vinyl-there's a cd reissue available from Mambo Maniacs.