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Alphonse MOUZON is one of the premier drummers of the classic fusion era that began in the 1960's and continued through the seventies.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, MOUZON first studied music at Bonds-Wilson High School. After graduation, he moved to New York City, where his studies included both drama and medicine. All the while he studied drumming with jazz pianist Billy TAYLOR's drummer, Bobby Thomas.

Soon, MOUZON was playing with McCoy TYNER, and went on to perform with WEATHER REPORT. In 1973, he gained prominence when he joined Larry CORYELL's ELEVENTH HOUSE, which became one of the foremost fusion groups of their day, along with RETURN TO FOREVER and THE MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA.

All the while, MOUZON was releasing his own albums, and has performed with jazz and fusion greats like Herbie HANCOCK, Lee RITENOUR, Freddie HUBBARD, Gil EVANS, Al DI MEOLA and even Miles DAVID himself. He has also played with Stevie WONDER, Eric CLAPTON, Jeff BECK and Patrick MORAZ, to name just a few rock musicians.

These days MOUZON spends his time running Tenacious Records, and still composes, arrages and produces his music.

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2.00 | 1 ratings
The Essence Of Mystery
1973
3.25 | 4 ratings
Funky Snakefoot
1974
4.06 | 15 ratings
Mind Transplant
1975
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Man Incognito
1976
3.33 | 3 ratings
Virtue
1977
0.00 | 0 ratings
In Search Of a Dream
1978
0.00 | 0 ratings
Baby Come Back
1979
4.00 | 1 ratings
By All Means
1980

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 Mind Transplant by MOUZON, ALPHONSE album cover Studio Album, 1975
4.06 | 15 ratings

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Mind Transplant
Alphonse Mouzon Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by tszirmay
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars So many great jazz-rock drummers out there in Progland, luminaries like Billy Cobham, Lenny White, Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette, Tony Williams, Vinnie Colaiuta and Michael Walden, all made quite a name for themselves in a wide variety of sessions. There are some equally brilliant ones who are, sadly not quite as famous, such as Rayford Griffin (Ponty), Leon Chancler (Santana) and Chester Thompson (Ponty, Genesis). Which brings us to Alphonse Mouzon, a hyperactive drummer who should easily qualify to thump with the legends. His sensational technical display and furious passion are fully developed on this magical recording, a delightful coalition of instrumentalists helping him achieve the perfect groove. He would eventually carve out quite a reputation with Larry Coryell's 11th House, Roberta Flack and Al Di Meola. Guitarists Tommy Bolin, Jay Graydon and Lee Ritenour are into the mood, keyboardist Jerry Peters adding his jazz vibe and bassist Henry Davis keeping things nicely fastened and bolted. I found myself focused on Mouzon's incredible technique throughout the set list, after all, it's his solo outing and he is certainly not timid nor shy.

The eight tracks presented here are relatively short, precise and often hyperactive slices of jazz-funk-rock that explodes with resounding effect. From the opening title track, the intense suggestion is both swift and dynamic, showing off Mouzon's blistering technique and leading the crew into electric rocking horizons. Tingling and vocoder effects on the guitars from Bolin makes the grade while Henry Davis does great things to his bass guitar on 'Snow Bound', a singular display of choppy control, organized chaos and creativity. On the aptly named 'Carbon Dioxide', the mood varies between harsher expanses and softer climes, a definite showcase for Tommy Bolin to rip it up, muscled by a divine bass run and Mouzon's supersonic drumming, easily recalling Cobham's burly delivery. Peters flourishes on organ, adding more punch to the fury. A track that could have gone on for another ten minutes, at the rate they were going (cough, cough)!

Drum solo intro time on 'Ascorbic Acid' and what a powerhouse this one is, the relentlessly impatient burp of the bass egging the players closer to a razor edge, dignified by a pair of tortuous guitar solos that has speed, hysteria, sizzle and substance. Both Graydon and Ritenour duel mercilessly, each a thorough 'in the zone' blast. The much- maligned Ritenour also shines on the next two tunes, the lovely 'Happiness is Loving You', for this is a respected axe man who could have made a greater name for himself then just a gifted session man. Big surprise on the choppy funk tune of 'Some of the Things People Do'. Similar to Dr. John's 'In the Right Place', this is more of a vocal driven funk number that has a nice Southern feel with Ritenour's slinky rhythm work and slippery leads pushing the surprisingly adept Mouzon vocals into the spotlight.

Highlight track unquestionably, 'Golden Rainbows' is quite the rhythmic oasis, giving a bubbly groove that is unshakeable and resolute, thus providing the platform for some serious soloing, a slower-paced steam roller that forges forward bold and confident, with perfectly positioned keys, bass and that powerful drum beat. Bolin takes it over with perhaps some of his best work, in a gritty, talkative style that emotes very obviously and hints at some Hendrixian notions of sustained bluesy notes, lush with sweat and brawn. World class track, period, worth the price of admission. Counter that with the masterful 'Nitroglycerin' , a perfect description for the detonation on display here, a blistering musical racer that careens down the sonic highway with a no-holds-barred, 'pedal to the metal' mad dash to some imaginary checkered flag. Bolin and Mouzon are simply terrifying at surpassing the level of notes and beats thrashing about, seemingly effortlessly. Short, sweet and sick.

Definitely a must for fans of the artists presented above, guitar god aficionados as well as drumming students looking for heroes. This album sits nicely among my many jazz-rock gems.

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