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West Side Stories is a reflection of the music Lonnie Plaxico absorbed from growing up in Chicago, where jazz musicians either by choice or necessity usually become proficient in a wide variety of music. For his 11th album, the bassist displays his unique visions of 21st century contemporary jazz, with slices of 70's funk and pop, avant-garde, the 80's M-Base sound, (which he helped pioneer with fellow Chicagoan, saxophonist Steve Coleman)... Continue...
West Side Stories; Climb Every Mountian; I Want It To Be; Robin's Dance; One Less Bell To Answer; Funkadelic; I Want To Know What Love Is; Longer; Duke It Out; Speaking In Tongues; Your Love Speaks To Me.
Lonnie Plaxico: all basses, keyboard (3); Cassandra Wilson:vocals (3,5,8,11); Carla Cook: vocals (7); Gary Thomas: tenor sax (1,2,4,6,7,9,10); Ravi Coltrane: alto sax (6); Steve Coleman: alto sax (5,8); Gary Pikard: tenor sax (8); David Lee Jones: alto sax (11); Alex Norris: trumpet (1,2,4,6,7,9,10); Jeff Hermason: trumpet (8); Kenny Growhowski: drums; Jeff Haynes:percussion (3,8,11); Khalil Kwame Bell:percussion (6,7,11); George Colligan:B3 organ, piano, Fender Rhodes.
March 25, 2008
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