Review: bass player phenom assembles a crack band for a live concert and they play their asses off. It's a real fusion album, fusing a lot of different instruments and playing a wide variety of jazz,some with full band and some in smaller combos.
If you Like: Mingus Big Band, Jobim, Coltrane
Favorite Tracks: (Disc 1) (1) Invitation (3) Donna Lee (5) Liberty City (7) Bluesette (Disc 2) (1) I Shot The Sheriff (3) Reza/Giant Steps (4) Mr. Fonebone
Track Review: (Disc 1) 1/ bass starts slow> swings to full throttle jam> bass solo> crescendo end (13:04) 2/ bass starts> slow tempo jam with New Orleans feel> bass clarinet starts>swings to uptempo> trumpet solo> quick stop (9:10)3/ bass clarinet starts> slow tempo swings to uptempo> clarinet solo> (13:18) 4/ (false start/applause) horns kick in slow tempo (including harmonica & steel drums)> builds to midtempo> quick stop (6:38) 5/ horns start> uptempo with harmonica> bass/steel drums duet> harmonica solo> crescendo end (10:10) 6/ bass solo starts> duet with harmonica> fade (7:43) 7/ bass starts slow> harmonica joins with Brazilian feel including steel drums & percussion> builds to uptempo (5:31) (Disc 2) 1/ bass starts slow> swings to uptempo duet with steel drums> slows to stop (6:56) 2/ long percussion solo starts> bass/trumpet duet (15:07) 3/ drums/bass duet (carry over from #2)> full band uptempo jam> bass solo> crescendo end (10:19) 4/ (applause) steel drums start> midtempo full band jam> sax/bass duet> crescendo end (10:37) 5/ bass solo> slow tempo> duet with drums builds to uptempo> fade (14:05)6/horns start> slow but intense> free jazz jam (2:53) 7/ horns start> full band romp and song> spoken band intro> fade (5:56)