Lester Bowie, E.J.Allen, Gerald Brazel, Tony Barrero (trumpet)
Vincent Chancey (french horn)
Frank Lacy , Louis Bonilla (trombone)
Bob Stewart (tuba)
Vinnie Johnson (drums)
Famoudou Don Moye (percussion)
A critically acclaimed live album inspired by the Los Angeles riots in the spring of 1992, recorded just one day after that explosion of civil unrest and featuring the Brass Fantasy's highly individualistic interpretations of "Strange Fruit", "Remember The Time", "Black Or White" and "The Great Pretender". This dramatic recording, which pulsates with energy and spontaneous creativity, vividly captures the essence of the Brass Fantasy ? a band which draws its repertoire from the entire pantheon of black music and endows it with its own special vitality and emotional eloquence. Says Lester Bowie: "This is a great example of our music - it is the way the band really sounds: no overdubs, no doctoring."
"Un disque superb"
(Christian B?thune, Jazz Magazine)
"It is exceedingly pleasurable to listen to a band loaded with confidence and capable of shifting easily from mood to mood."
(Herb Boyd, Down Beat)
| D-LP 'Limited Audiophile Edition' / 35.50 € |
LESTER BOWIE'S BRASS FANTASY > The Fire This Time < IOR LP 7019-1