Steve Smith & Vital Information

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Format: CD

Cat No: HDCD101

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Release Date:  04 June 2007

Label:  Hudson Music

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  884088156442

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    Brand new studio album from one of the true greats in jazz fusion. Vital Information, led by drum virtuoso Steve Smith, have been at the forefront of the fusion scene for many years.

    Smith is a legend within drum circles having played with acts as diverse as Journey, Steps Ahead, Buddy Rich Big Band, Mariah Carey and Bryan Adams.
    His band is made up from some serious players including Santana/Billy Cobham/Rahsaan Roland Kirk keys player Tom Coster, bassist Barron Browne (Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Steps Ahead and Tom Jones) and 'new boy' Vinny Valentino on guitar (Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, John Pattitucci, George Benson, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers, and Jimmy McGriff).

    The album includes guest appearances from percussion maestro Peter Lockett and sax giant Bill Evans.

    "Vital Information is one of improvised music's best-kept secrets, the tunes are adventurous and they always groove. The musicians shoot for, and achieve, real emotion rather than soulless fireworks." - Felix Contreras (JazzTimes)

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Interview Rhythms - Synchronous
      • 2. Get Serious
      • 3. The Trouble With
      • 4. The Bottom Line
      • 5. Seven And a Half
      • 6. Interwoven Rhythms - Dialogue
      • 7. J Ben Jazz
      • 8. Groove Time
      • 9. You Know What I Mean
      • 10. The Closer
      • 11. Jimmy Jive
      • 12. Positano