This new version is a replacement for ASIN: B0009839DI, which is now deleted.
The new version is a MUST HAVE CD FOR FANS OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD
AND JERRY GARCIA. Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, SHE
ONCE LIVED HERE AND SWEET COCAINE, recorded live in 1972, and A TRIP
TO WHAT NEXT, from the original LP, on CD for the first time! Six-page digipak
features liner notes by Robert Gardiner. Brand new enhanced, repackaged reissue of
this classic features a cover painting by Abdul Mati Klarwein.
o The bonus tapes from the Hooteroll Tour give us a chance to hear Garcia &
Wales, playing before a live audience and having a great time.
* A classic, this record is Jerry Garcia's first non-Grateful Dead work!
* Special digipak reissue never available before in America features stunning art by Mati
* Hooteroll? shows early-era Dead influence, yet incorporates the years of experience
accrued by Garcia. Some very unique music is created in this session, and lets the listener
see how Garcia could branch out to do something different--more experimental, more off-the-
cuff, and more spontaneous.
* Using a seven-piece band and implementing organs, sax, trumpet, guitars, bass, and
drums, kaleidoscopic musical waves and journeys combine to make a very diverse and jam-
Howard Wales: organ, piano
Jerry Garcia: guitar
John Kahn: bass
Curly Cook: rhythm guitar
Bill Vitt, Michael Marinelli: drums
Ken Balzall: trumpet
Martin Fierro: saxophone, flute
"Garcia brings a quality and pure tonality that he would rarely revisit, either on his own or in
the context of the Grateful Dead." --All Music Guide
Grateful Dead guitarist/icon Jerry Garcia was involved in any number of side projects during
his illustrious career, but few as adventurous or musically far-ranging as this 1971
collaboration with keyboardist Howard Wales and a handful of other Bay Area musicians
(including Garcia Band cohorts John Kahn and Bill Vitt). On his first album release outside
the Dead, Garcia seldom takes center stage, instead seasoning a diverse collection of
instrumentals with spare, tasty trademark fills and some propulsive funk- and R&B-inspired
rhythm work. Selections like "South Side Strut" underscore Wales previous work in service of
James Brown and the Four Tops, but range as far a field as the Bitches Brew-lite free form
jazz of *Morning in Marin* to the gorgeous, ethereal Garcia showcase "One A.M. Approach." --Jerry McCulley, Amazon Editorial