Arista All Stars – Blue Montreux II (1978/2007)

Arista All Stars - Blue Montreux II (1978/2007)
Artist: Arista All Stars
Album: Blue Montreux II
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Label: Arista/BMG
Released: 1978/2007
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
01. A Funky Waltz (Mouzon) – 6:03
02. Candles (Khan) – 6:08
03. Uptowned (Brecker) – 6:39
04. Love Play (Maineiri) – 10:55
05. Cloud Motion (Khan) – 9:32


At the 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival, a variety of artists (including keyboardist Warren Bernhardt, tenor-saxophonist Michael Brecker, guitarists Steve Khan and Larry Coryell, trumpeter Randy Brecker and vibraphonist Mike Mainieri) recorded a dozen funky selections which were originally released on two Arista LPs. This single CD has the eight top performances from these important fusion stylists; Michael Brecker in particular is in good form. The results are not essential but offer listeners a time capsule of where R&B-oriented fusion was in 1978.
Review by Scott Yanow

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *