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Missing Man Formation
     

Missing Man Formation

by Vince Welnick
 
Missing Man Formation is high-caliber musicianship fueling '70s-style rock ballads and jazz-like instrumentals. "It's Alive" is a fiery, free-jazz piece led by Bobby Strickland on bass clarinet. For the following track, "True Blue," Strickland picks up the saxophone for a moving and eloquent celebration of friendship. Keyboards

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Missing Man Formation is high-caliber musicianship fueling '70s-style rock ballads and jazz-like instrumentals. "It's Alive" is a fiery, free-jazz piece led by Bobby Strickland on bass clarinet. For the following track, "True Blue," Strickland picks up the saxophone for a moving and eloquent celebration of friendship. Keyboards later added to the original lineup recordings and additional vocals really add to the second part of this song, nicely framing Strickland's solo. Vince Welnick entered the Grateful Dead fold as keyboardist in 1990. The extended musical circles he moves in (minus any elder Dead notables) turned up several talented combinations during the group's short, two-year life. Consider, for instance, the 12-string guitar of Robin Sylvester on the final track, recorded at the 1996 jam session that became the Missing Man Formation debut gig. Post-production and care in selection make this CD an excellent overview of the group's material. Excepting the mellow "Fabiana" by Bobby Vega, no track clocks in at under six minutes.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/1998
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0078221405829
catalogNumber:
14058

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vince Welnick   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals
John Cutler   Overdubs
Steve Kimock   Guitar
Scott Mathews   Conga,Tambourine,talking drum
Barbara Mauritz   Vocals
Jeffrey Norman   Overdubs
Bobby Strickland   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,Vocals
Robin Sylvester   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Bobby Vega   Bass
Prarie Prince   Percussion
Trey Sabatelli   Vocals

Technical Credits

Robert Hunter   Songwriter
John Perry Barlow   Songwriter
Michael Cotten   Illustrations
John Cutler   Producer
Vince Welnick   Producer
Richard Fisher   Engineer

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