Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy -fire This Time, The (CD)
Release Date: 06/08/10
Originally recorded Live at the Moonwalker Club, Aarburg, Switzerland on May 1, 1992. The ensemble features Lester Bowie, E.J. Allen, Gerald Brazel, Tony Barrero (trumpet), Frank Lacy, Louis Bonilla (trombone), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Bob Stewart (tuba), Vinnie Johnson (drums), Famoudou Don Moye (percussion). The compositions, which are punctuated with graceful, occasionally humorous solos, touch on the full breadth of Bowie's and the ensemble's interests and skills. For instance, a pair of songs by Michael Jackson shows the ensemble's interest in contemporary pop. There're also Rahsaan Roland Kirk's 'Three for the Festival' and Jimmie Lunceford's 'Siesta for the Fiesta'. 'For Louis', by Phillip Wilson (to whom the album is dedicated) is another well-suited and finely executed piece. The show closes with 'The Great Pretender', one of Brass Fantasy's signature numbers.
|Label: In+out Records|