Arista All Stars – Blue Montreux (1978)

Arista All Stars - Blue Montreux (1978)
Artist: Arista All Stars
Album: Blue Montreux
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Released: 1978
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

01. Blue Montreux (Mainieri) – 8:51
02. Rocks (R.Brecker) – 7:58
03. I’m Sorry (Mainieri) – 8:42
04. Magic Carpet (Mainieri) – 5:38
05. Buds (R.Brecker) – 5:02
06. Floating (Bernhardt) – 7:57
07. The Virgin and the Gypsy (Mainieri) – 8:25


At the 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival, a variety of artists (including keyboardist Warren Bernhardt, tenor-saxophonist Michael Brecker, guitarists Steve Khan and Larry Coryell, trumpeter Randy Brecker and vibraphonist Mike Mainieri) recorded a dozen funky selections which were originally released on two Arista LPs. This single CD has the eight top performances from these important fusion stylists; Michael Brecker in particular is in good form. The results are not essential but offer listeners a time capsule of where R&B-oriented fusion was in 1978.
Review by Scott Yanow

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