- Audio CD (August 30, 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Imports
- ASIN: B005DQER7S
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,885 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Michel Colombier Import
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recording marvelous compositions.In particular Jaco Pastorius plays with such sensitivity and note choice on the tracks Dreamland and Birdsong that one is left in a complete state of calm. This cd also features the great skills of Larry Carlton,Peter Erskin,Steve Gadd,Herbie Hancock,Lee Ritenour,Tom Scott,Michael Rrecker and the London Symphony Orchestra. Anyone who is a fan of this group of performers should,without question, buy this c.d even if the track previews are unavailable.
fusion albums ever recorded, and I've got a lot of fusion albums.
It's every bit as good as Prelude ( by Deodato ), and it's in the same
league with Romantic Warrior ( Return to Forever ).
Like the aforementioned albums, it is entirely instrumental.
The pieces vary from poetic lyricism to in your face funk to
wicked rock-jazz grooves to a piece very reminiscent of
Rachmaninov ( with piano and orchestra ).
There are some big band sensibilities at work also.
All of the melodies and arrangements are captivating and compelling,
with a heavy classical influence as well.
I'll put it this way: If Beethoven or Rachmaninov decided to write this
type of music, there is an excellent chance that the pieces would
sound very much like these.
This album offers copious proof that Colombier had a gift for placing
some of the finest musicians in perfect
musical environments for their strengths to shine brilliantly.
It's amazing that it's so difficult to find. This is definitely one instance
where quality does not equal popularity.
It seems to go in and out of print.
It will be available for a while, and then not be available.
The recording engineer's son gave me a cassette copy of this just
after it was recorded, which I listened to for years. When CD's
entered the scene I started looking for it all over the place, but
to no avail. Then I finally found it on Amazon. I paid $33 for it
without batting an eye. It was like finding the Maltese Falcon !
Most if not all of these pieces could be easily found on You Tube.Read more ›
Immediately I could hear it was a vinyl transfer with dips and pops and the like. Then I compared the tune "Dreamland" on this disc with the version from the "Jaco Rare Collection" CD, and it's clear they bumped up the loudness and eq'd most of the high airiness out, no doubt to mask the vinyl source.
The Japanese version of "Dreamland" is beautiful to listen to, with real airy presence and clear soundstage. I don't even really consider myself an audiophile, I don't have super-expensive gear or anything.
But I do care about the quality of recordings because I can tell the difference.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Early fusion. Incredible personnel. Well produced. Classic, killer tunes every single one. Gotta love Jaco and Gadd on this record!!!Published 8 months ago by kulumusic
It was great to hear this after 20 years. Steve Gadd and Jaco sound great. Michel is a great composer with great arrangements. A good purchase for me.Published on February 22, 2013 by Gottafunk
Can't impress on or express to you any
more than what has already been stated about
this vaunted release. Superb! Read more