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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This relaxed disc recorded in 1981 but released for the first time in 1994 sounds a bit like Pharoah Sanders in one of his peaceful moods meeting the rhythm section of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew. The use of the late Gene Adler's kalimba adds atmosphere to one song and his piano is a major asset during the lengthy episodic exploration of Annette Peacock's "Skin on Skin." Ralph Simon's soprano recalls Wayne Shorter a bit in spots, he cooks on tenor during "Gepetto" and his solos are consistently thoughtful and full of purpose. With sympathetic support from one of two rhythm sections, Simon constructs an interesting set of moody music.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This relaxed disc recorded in 1981 but released for the first time in 1994 sounds a bit like Pharoah Sanders in one of his peaceful moods meeting the rhythm section of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew. The use of the late Gene Adler's kalimba adds atmosphere to one song and his piano is a major asset during the lengthy episodic exploration of Annette Peacock's "Skin on Skin." Ralph Simon's soprano recalls Wayne Shorter a bit in spots, he cooks on tenor during "Gepetto" and his solos are consistently thoughtful and full of purpose. With sympathetic support from one of two rhythm sections, Simon constructs an interesting set of moody music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/1994
  • Label: Postcards
  • UPC: 782737100429
  • Catalog Number: 1004
  • Sales rank: 326,109

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kalimba (8:24)
  2. 2 Promise (10:36)
  3. 3 Gepetto (5:47)
  4. 4 Julie And Julius (3:39)
  5. 5 Skin On Skin (19:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ralph Simon Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Billy Hart Drums
Marc Johnson Bass
Dan Rose Guitar
Jeff Berman Vibes
Tom Beyer Percussion
David Dunaway Bass
Chip White Drums
Technical Credits
Ralph Simon Producer
Jeff Berman Producer
Joe Barbaria Producer, Remixing
Sibyl R. Golden Executive Producer
Joshua Harris Engineer
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