- Artists :
World Bass Violin Ensemble ( Ensemble )
- Release date
- Dec 28, 1984
"The collective playing is venturesome and reveals a flexibility that reflects an essential element of strength and creativity. The compositions by Brian Smith exhibit his expertise in melodic and harmonic invention, arranging, and voicing. ...The only compositions on this recording which is not by Brian is the traditional classic, 'Moody's Mood for Love', which is Eddie Jefferson's work based on an improvisation by James Moody. ...The first solo on 'Oppeizm' is by Brian Smith, followed by Greg Maker, Bob Cunningham, Rick Rozie, Fred Hopkins, Phil Bowler and, finally, Rufus Reid." (source: from the CD's liner notes by Kunle Mwanga, 1984)
World Bass Violin Ensemble: Phil Bowler, Greg Maker, Rufus Reid, Bob Cunningham, Brian Smith (musical director), Fred Hopkins.
Special Guests: Rick Rozie (bass), Thurman Barker (percussion)