Mind Transplant

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All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
Drummers Alphonse Mouzon and Billy Cobham led almost parallel careers during the 1970s and helped to raise the bar by which all subsequent drummers were to be judged. They were both in legendary fusion bands Mouzon in Weather Report and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House and Cobham in Dreams and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, both led their own successful bands, both reinvented jazz-rock drumming, and both released one classic, genre-defining recording. Cobham's classic was Spectrum, a recording that is regularly considered as one of the genre's best. This, Mind Transplant, is Mouzon's classic recording that is often hailed as "Spectrum II." The common thread, besides the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
Drummers Alphonse Mouzon and Billy Cobham led almost parallel careers during the 1970s and helped to raise the bar by which all subsequent drummers were to be judged. They were both in legendary fusion bands Mouzon in Weather Report and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House and Cobham in Dreams and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, both led their own successful bands, both reinvented jazz-rock drumming, and both released one classic, genre-defining recording. Cobham's classic was Spectrum, a recording that is regularly considered as one of the genre's best. This, Mind Transplant, is Mouzon's classic recording that is often hailed as "Spectrum II." The common thread, besides the aggressive drumming, is guitarist Tommy Bolin. Where Cobham used Bolin's aggressive playing as a counterpoint to Jan Hammer, Mouzon features the guitarist as the primary attraction. The tunes themselves may not be as memorable as, say, "Red Baron" or "Stratus," but the playing is no less inspired. Mouzon and Bolin are a natural fit and push themselves to levels of creativity and skill that few can attain. Raw and powerful, the music herein is what made fusion such a viable musical style. This recording has never been as popular as Spectrum, but was finally released on CD in 1993 with the addition of the 15-minute jam session "The Real Thing." Easily one of the best fusion recordings of all time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Toshiba Emi Japan
  • EAN: 4988006840409
  • Catalog Number: 6715

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alphonse Mouzon Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Conductor, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, farfisa organ, fender rhodes, Soloist, Arp 2600
Tommy Bolin Guitar, Soloist
Henry Davis Bass
Jay Graydon Synthesizer, Guitar
Jerry Peters Organ, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Soloist
Lee Ritenour Guitar, Soloist
Henry E. Davis Bass
Technical Credits
Alphonse Mouzon Arranger, Composer, Producer
Dr. George Butler Executive Producer
Fred Catero Engineer
Skip Drinkwater Producer
George Horn Mastering
Elvena Mouzon Composer
Bob Cato Art Direction
Lloyd Ziff Art Direction
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