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Alphonso Johnson


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.37 | 8 ratings

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3 stars Alphonso Johnson was one of the most known bassists from the mid '70's his contribution to the band he plays 3 years Weather Report is no doubt an important one. In WR period when still was a member he release 3 albums 2 in 1976 and one in 1977. His second solo effort from 1976 named Yesterday's dream is a collection of jazz fusion with funky moments. The album is ok, but nothing really is groundbreaking here even there are a bunch of well known musicins involved in this release. Besides great Chester Thompson on drums, Ian Underwood on keybords, the rest of the musicians are more or less known to me. The music is clearly jazz fusion funky orientated where the bass of Alphonso make the law, great chops quite complictaed but melted with the rest of the instrumenta the result is pretty ok. Most of the album is instrumental with copuple of ocasions where the pieces has voice like on Show Us The Way. So all in all an ok album, nothing spectacular in my opinion, it sounds like many album s from that period in jazz fusion realm, those more funky orientated but not a bad one. Alphonso Johnson remain an important bassist in this genre and that shown by the great number of appearences in many band or artist albums over the years. 3 stars, good but nothing more.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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