Count's Jam Band Reunion CD (2001)

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Label Shrapnel Records/e1
SKU 60471170
UPC 026245401525
UPC 14 00026245401525
Format CD
Release Date 4/10/2001
Author Coryell/Smith/Marcus
Compilation Appearance Very Best Of Smooth Jazz Guita
Compilation Appearance From Eclectic To Electric Stri
Compilation Appearance Most Relaxing Jazz Piano Music In The Universe
Compilation Appearance Progressions:100 Years Of Jazz Guitar
Compilation Appearance Music Of The Sphere:thelonious Monk S
Compilation Appearance Beatles:jazz Tribute
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Collection Of Sensous Smooth
Compilation Appearance Best Of/relaxing Jazz In The Universe
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Most Relaxing Jazz Music in Universe
Compilation Appearance Most Relaxing Jazz Guitar In The Universe
Associated Artist/Work Abercrombie, John
Associated Artist/Work Banerjee, Abhijit
Associated Artist/Work Chaurasia, Hariprasad
Associated Artist/Work Coryell Auger Sample Trio
Associated Artist/Work De Lucia, Paco
Associated Artist/Work Dombert, Andreas
Associated Artist/Work Drew, Kenny, Jr.
Associated Artist/Work Lanphere, Don
Associated Artist/Work Marcus, Steve
Associated Artist/Work McLaughlin, John
Associated Artist/Work Remler, Emily
Associated Artist/Work Steve Smith (Jazz Bass)
Associated Artist/Work Subramaniam, Dr. L.
Associated Artist/Work The Wide Hive Players
Associated Artist/Work Wide Hive Players
Technical Info
Engineer Mark "Mooka" Rennick; Mark "Mooka" Rennick
Producer Steve Smith; Steve Smith
CatalogID 4015
Lable Name Tone Center
Released 04/10/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00026245401525
Album Notes and Credits
/Steve Smith/Kai Eckhardt/Steve Marcus.
Personnel includes: Steve Marcus (saxophone); Larry Coryell (guitar); Kai Eckhardt (bass); Steve Smith (drums).
Personnel: Larry Coryell (guitar); Steve Marcus (soprano saxophone); Jeff Chimenti (piano); Kai Eckhardt (bass instrument); Steve Smith (drums).
Audio Mixer: Mark "Mooka" Rennick.
Recording information: Prairie Sun Studios, Cotati, CA (12/04/2000-12/09/2000).
Photographer: Steve Jennings.
First some background: Before fusion became popular in the early '70s, there was a community of musicians in NYC experimenting with jazz-rock in the mid- to late '60s. Two of the leaders of this movement were guitarist Coryell and a saxophonist known as Steve "The Count" Marcus. They documented these radical new ideas on two classic recordings made in 1967 and 1968 using the name Count's Rock Band. The two also collaborated on many of Coryell's later projects. They met up again in 1999, and decided to go at it again with drummer Steve Smith and bassist Kai Eckhardt. The music's not so radical anymore, since everyone's been through the fusion days, but the playing is incredible and as spirited as ever (musicians never seem to age, do they?). "Scotland" features a furious flurry of a melody testing the racing skills of Coryell and Marcus in tandem. "Reunion" features an off-meter percussion pattern and a push-and-pull interaction between Marcus' percussive soprano lines and Coryell's acoustic swirls. "Rhapsody in Blues" pays homage to Gershwin in a unique way, with the tandem jumping to and fro and overlapping each other and Smith banging away; they break for a lively piano solo by pianist Jeff Chimenti. "Blues for Yoshiro Hattori" shows off Marcus' wistful soprano skills, but is even more notable for its pulsing rhythm section. "Jammin' With the Count" is a crazy free for all that's best enjoyed by fans of these guys. Some of the other stuff will attract fusion curiosity seekers, but to get the full pleasure, you should know the history or be fans of the players in question. ~ Jonathan Widran
Disc 1
1 Scotland
2 Reunion
3 Rhapsody & Blues
4 Pedals And Suspensions
5 Foreplay
6 Blues For Yoshiro Hattori
7 Tomorrow Never Knows
8 Ballad For Guitar And Soprano
9 Jammin' With The Count

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