18.1.09

SOLAR PLEXUS



















Solar Plexus for Inner City from 1979.
Flute,Sax - Glenn Richardson / Keyboards - Denny Berthiaume/ Trumpet,Percussion - Randy Masters/ Vocals ,Percussion- Lin McPhillips /Bass- MickeyMcPhillips/Drums,Percussion-Russ Tincher/Kenneth Nash-Percussion

The third lp from Randy Masters' Solar Plexus which continues to plough the latin jazz fusion furrow to great effect.Check out the long intro cuts on each side of the lp "Voa, Quetzali!" & "Xango-Bahiana" for the best moments and give a wide berth to "Stutz Bearcat" which is a real stinker.
Here's the write up at Kosmigroove from Eric Golub who joined the band after this lp:
Co-founded by trumpeter/composer Randy Masters and keyboardist/composer Denny Berthiaume. Featured rather complex arrangements, with Masters' compositions favoring Brazilian elements, and Berthiaume's wedding fusion and third stream concepts.
The 'classic' group represented on "Voices" and "Solar Plexus" featured a front line of Glenn Richardon on reeds/flute, Masters on trumpet, and Lin McPhillips providing female vocalese a la Ursula Dudziak. In 1979, I joined the group, my violin and viola replacing McPhillips' voice, and I can be heard on "Earth Songs". The group disbanded in 1981.
All the key players remain active, mostly in the San Francisco Area.



16 comments:

bacoso said...

320 vinyl rip:
http://rapidshare.com/files/185150151/SOLAR_PLEXUS.rar

Reza said...

very nice , "Solar Plexus" up @ sounds at the edge
"Voices" to come [for greg]

Greg said...

What can i say? you don't half look after me ;)

Greg said...

i ment you both that is -- brain not engaged yet.........

Greg said...

So does the stinker make this almost all killer in your eyes? Jeeze! This is truly Fucking awesome thanks a million bacoso!

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Thank u Bacoso. Great stuff, as ever.
Best

Pier

ish said...

Thanks Bacoso!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Bacoso, some great tracks and some true stoner moments like "Seascape"! (reverb + headphones = fun for stoners, ask my students). Good stuff with these Solar Plexus posts today ...

alex said...

many thanks bacoso-great drop from a label i love

cinq said...

thanks bacoso!

harry said...

This is just awesome!

jazzlover said...

Excellent stuff! Thanks!

http://jazzarchives.blogspot.com/

ish said...

I just dropped a bunch of Urszula Dudziak at my place; if you like this album you might dig her as well.

http://ileoxumare.blogspot.com/2009/02/three-from-urszula-dudziak.html

Hanimex 3000 said...

I finally manage to drop an ear on this rip. Delightful music, sunny style I think. Thanks
N

Rafael Soares said...

hi, beauty band, one of my bestrs
realy!

bacoso, this band have a other cd or lp??
please contact-me

madnickelbag@gmail.com

Rusty said...

The 4th album by Solar Plexus "Earth Songs" was released in 1980. After that the group made one unreleased album, and disbanded in 1981.

That unreleased album has now been released as a CD called Solar Plexus #5, and the group has recently re-formed and begun to perform in the San Francisco area: http://cdbaby.com/solarplexus1