Live at the Baked Potato, Vol.1

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All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Guitarist Jeff Richman, drummer Dave Weckl, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and a few more of their friends got together at the Baked Potato in Hollywood, CA, one evening in 1999 and performed an audacious jazz fusion set that resulted in Live At The Baked Potato. This release is totally raw, purely improvised, and is the first of a two-part series that captures the spontaneity of these great musicians, doing what they do best -- jamming! Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Abraham Laboriel on bass, Steve Tavaglione on soprano saxophone, and Jeff Richman on guitar kick the set into high gear with an 11-minute version of Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street." Steve Tavaglione wails the melody on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
Guitarist Jeff Richman, drummer Dave Weckl, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and a few more of their friends got together at the Baked Potato in Hollywood, CA, one evening in 1999 and performed an audacious jazz fusion set that resulted in Live At The Baked Potato. This release is totally raw, purely improvised, and is the first of a two-part series that captures the spontaneity of these great musicians, doing what they do best -- jamming! Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Abraham Laboriel on bass, Steve Tavaglione on soprano saxophone, and Jeff Richman on guitar kick the set into high gear with an 11-minute version of Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street." Steve Tavaglione wails the melody on soprano sax which segues into an awesome guitar solo from Richman. Laboriel walks all over the track with basslines steeped in rhythms similar to Noel Redding's spectacular playing as a member of Jimi Hendrix's band. Drummer Dave Weckl is on fire on "Splatch" with sparks of electricity flying in all directions from his drum kit but leaves its existing framework in tact. His excellent timing, varied rhythms, and syncopated backbeats add to the excitement of Peter Wolf's keyboards and Richman's guitar and makes this one of the more powerful songs on the CD. Live at the Baked Potato ambitiously captures these exciting musicians creating jazz fusion during the Hollywood club's most exciting era.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2001
  • Label: Tone Center
  • UPC: 026245401723
  • Catalog Number: 4017
  • Sales rank: 81,196

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel (11:15)
  2. 2 Ain't Gonna Wait - Jeff Richman (10:56)
  3. 3 Monkfish - Jeff Richman (10:58)
  4. 4 Seven Stars (10:43)
  5. 5 Splatch - Marcus Miller (11:23)
  6. 6 Dreamscape - Simon Phillips (9:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jeff Richman Guitar
Chad Wackerman Drums
Simon Phillips Drums
Robert Hurst Acoustic Bass
Jimmy Haslip Bass
Danny Gottlieb Drums
Dave Carpenter Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Russell Ferrante Piano
Brandon Fields Tenor Saxophone
Mitchel Forman Keyboards
Ralph Humphrey Drums
Tom Kennedy Bass
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Steve Tavaglione Soprano Saxophone
Dave Weckl Drums
Jeff Babko Keyboards
Technical Credits
Peter Gabriel Composer
Jeff Richman Liner Notes, Music Direction
Paul Ericksen Engineer
Dave Stephens Graphic Design, Logo
Philip Giffin Producer
Rich Latham Composer
Philip Griffin Audio Production
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