The Essence of Mystery [Blue Note, 1971]
Funky Snakefoot [Blue Note, 1974]
Mind Transplant [Blue Note, 1975]
Virtue [MPS, 1977]
Mind Transplant, other than one fairly funky & loose-hinged cd-bonus-track unreleased studio jam-- "The Real Thing", is most notable for Mouzon's truly fly threads. Seriously, this stuff is more macho & chopsaholic than McLaughlin at his highest notes-per-second. All the liner notes talk about are his hats, too.... bad sign. [JW]
Virtue, A funky fusion classic from superdrummer Alphonse Mouzon -- a rare date as a leader for MPS, and a set that rivals his best 70s grooves on Blue Note! The album's got a slightly more electric feel than some of Mouzon's previous work, but it's still far from the smoother soul of the 80s -- thanks to a sharp-edged lineup that includes Gary Bartz on soprano and alto sax and Stu Goldberg on keyboards -- both players who bring a nice sense of depth to the set! Some of the best cuts are actually the most laidback -- somewhat spacey grooves that spin out beautifully, and which are then offset nicely by the choppier fusion cuts on the set. Titles include the massive break cut "Poobli" -- an electric bit of MPS that we never tire of -- and other tracks include "The Mouzon Drum Suite", "Virtue", "Master Funk", "Nyctophobia", and "Baker's Daughter".
Virtue, with Bartz on sax, Stu Goldberg an keys & Wilton Gite on bass is a killer !!!
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The Essence of Mystery, is the one to get. Cozmic funky grooves with tight drumming/percusion and some sweet rhodes.
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Mind Transplant is a fusion classic. Although the compositions are not as complex or exciting as on other 70s Fusion milestones, this recording has great groove, feeling, solos and chops to be a Fusion masterpiece and a 70s classic!
Didn't this album feature Tommy Bolin on guitar, doing something real similar to his stuff on Billy Cobham's "Spectrum" ?? If so, I't goota be pretty cool.
hey man, cool site. but what happened to the rotary connection featuring minnie riperton?