Well-matched Best Of Merl Saunders & Jerry Ga CD (2006)

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Label Fantasy
SKU 202545707
UPC 888072300194
UPC 14 00888072300194
Format CD
Release Date 5/23/2006
Author M/garcia Saunders
Associated Artist/Work Garcia, Jerry
Associated Artist/Work Vitt, Bill
Technical Info
Producer Merl Saunders; Jerry Garcia; John Kahn; Bill Vitt; Tom Fogerty; David Gans (Compilation)
CatalogID 7230019
Lable Name Fantasy
Released 05/23/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 78m : 4s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00888072300194
Musical Guests
Vassar Clements
Tom Fogerty
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Merl Saunders (piano, Clavinet, organ, synthesizer); Merl Saunders; David Grisman (mandolin); Vassar Clements (violin); Bob Drew (alto saxophone); John Kahn (bass guitar); Eddie Moore (drums, musical saw); Eccleston W. Wainwright, Jr. (drums); Kenneth Nash (percussion); Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar); Bill Vitt, Bill Kreutzmann (drums).
Audio Mixer: Stephen Hart .
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (??/??/1971-01/12/1974); Keystone, Berkeley, CA (??/??/1971-01/12/1974); Record Plant, Sausalito, CA (??/??/1971-01/12/1974).
Photographers: Tony Lane; Phil Bray; Annie Leibovitz.
Unknown Contributor Role: Tower of Power Horns.
The music made by Jerry Garcia and keyboardist Merle Saunders, a mellow fusion of R&B, jazz, and blues, may be familiar to Grateful Dead fans, but it is less well-known by the public at large. Garcia, Saunders, and their band played together for about five years in the early 1970s, and this fine compilation brings together recordings made during that time.
Half the tracks are from the '73 double-album LIVE AT KEYSTONE, and the other half are culled from the band's appearances on Saunders's solo albums. There are a few originals, but the group primarily specialized in interpretive covers, with Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" and Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come" appearing here, among others. The recordings are an excellent showcase for Garcia's guitar playing, giving full range to his versatility and skill as a musician, and Saunders's soul-jazz licks can be quite tasty too.
Disc 1
1 Mystery Train
2 Lonely Avenue
3 Merl's Tune
4 Positively 4th Street
5 After Midnight
6 Welcome to the Basement
7 That's Alright
8 Space
9 I Second That Emotion - (previously unreleased)
10 Harder They Come, The
Product Attributes
Artist Saunders,M/garcia,
Music Format Compact Disc

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