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Obscure albums with great lineups

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Blackbird, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Every once in a while we hear about collaborations between great musicians, but what about the ones that don't get publicized much? I'd like to start a thread about those recordings. Maybe we can turn each other on to stuff we don't know is out there.

    First: Gary Burton Reunion With Will Lee, Pat Metheny, Peter Erskine and Mitch Forman - Talk about an all star lineup!


    Then, we have The Meeting With Alphonso Johnson, Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts and Ndugu Chancler.


    I got both these albums and they're totally woth picking up. Usually, you can find them in bargain bins. Both of these are on GRP. Any others that can be added?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    I picked both those up when they came out. Back then, I was buying a lot off the GRP label.
    IMO, the Gary Burton album is "OK"...The Meeting? I was disappointed(although the lineup does look great on paper).
  3. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    The Word - John Medeski, Robert Randolph and the North Mississippi Allstars.


    Great Gospel sorta jam album.
  4. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Oakland, CA
    Here are some off the top of my head:

    Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70 - Fela With Ginger Baker Live!

    Bill Frisell, Jenny Scheinman, Kenny Wollesen (like 12 Songs)

    Ralph Towner & Gary Peacock - Oracle

    Charlie Haden & Hank Jones - Steal Away: Spirituals Hymns & Folk Songs

    Eberhard Weber, Jan Garbarek (numerous) - like Later That Evening

    Jack DeJohnette & Foday Musa Suso - Music from the Hearts of the Masters

    DeJohnette, Miroslav Vitous, J. McLaughlin, Corea - Universal Syncopations

    DeJohnette, Jan Hammer, Abercrombie - Timeless

    Miroslav (debut), DeJohnette, McLaughlin, J. Henderson - Infinite Search

    Metheny, DeJohnette, Haden, Dewey Redman, M. Brecker - 80/81

    Charlie Hunter & Leon Parker - Duo

    Ben Monder, Jim Black, Skuli Sverrisson, Drew Gress, etc. (numerous) - *new album Oceana*

    Wayne Krantz, Anthony Jackson, Cliff Almond

    Ben Allison and Medicine Wheel (Composer's Collective, NYC)

    Frank Kimbrough, Ben Allison, Matt Wilson
  5. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Captain Beyond!!
  6. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Gordian Knot - "Emergent"
    • Sean Malone: Fretless bass, Chapman Stick, keyboards, guitar, programming
    • Bill Bruford: Drums, Percussion
    • Jason Gobel: Guitars
    • Sean Reinert: Drums, percussion
    • Steve Hackett: Guitars
    • Pat Masvidal: Guitars
    • Jim Matheos: Guitars