If 2

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All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
The second If album came out within the same year as the first, and continues in the same distinctive jazz-rock vein the band worked on its debut. The playing is excellent, with the sax and flute work of Dave Quincy and Dick Morrissey carrying the group's sound to a level unmatched by other, better known contemporaries like Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. J. W. Hodkinson's unique vocals continue to sail through the music, while Terry Smith employs a deeper, grittier guitar tone than he used on the first LP. The material here is not as interesting as on the earlier release, but the soloists have plenty of space to stretch out and strut their stuff over John Mealing's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Newsom
The second If album came out within the same year as the first, and continues in the same distinctive jazz-rock vein the band worked on its debut. The playing is excellent, with the sax and flute work of Dave Quincy and Dick Morrissey carrying the group's sound to a level unmatched by other, better known contemporaries like Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears. J. W. Hodkinson's unique vocals continue to sail through the music, while Terry Smith employs a deeper, grittier guitar tone than he used on the first LP. The material here is not as interesting as on the earlier release, but the soloists have plenty of space to stretch out and strut their stuff over John Mealing's organ/electric piano bed of chord changes. Jim Richardson lays down some inventive basslines and drummer Dennis Elliott keeps the band on track through various rhythmic twists and turns.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2006
  • Label: Repertoire
  • EAN: 4009910103821
  • Catalog Number: 1038
  • Sales rank: 88,740

Album Credits

Performance Credits
If Primary Artist
Dennis Elliott Drums
J.W. Hodgkinson Percussion, Vocals
John Mealing Organ, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Dick Morrissey Flute, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Quincy Flute, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jim Pogo Richardson Bass
Jim Richardson Bass
Terry Smith Guitar
Technical Credits
Jon Child Engineer
Lew Futterman Producer
J.W. Hodgkinson Composer
John Mealing Arranger
Dick Morrissey Arranger
Morrissey Composer
Dave Quincy Arranger
Frank Owen Engineer
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