Montreux Jazz Festival

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All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Another fiery set from the Decoding Society, this one from July of 1983. Song selection is almost evenly split between Mandance and Barbeque Dog. Vernon Reid is featured on banjo on several cuts, including the lovely "Iola," where he does some nice trading off with bassist Bruce Johnson. The rest of the set is fairly explosive, highlighted by "Alice in the Congo," a lengthier track that touches on other tunes like "Small World" and gives the players a bit more room to solo. The playing of both Zane Massey on saxes and Henry Scott on trumpet should not go unmentioned, as they receive the bulk of the solo spotlight and really take advantage, sending their solos into the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Westergaard
Another fiery set from the Decoding Society, this one from July of 1983. Song selection is almost evenly split between Mandance and Barbeque Dog. Vernon Reid is featured on banjo on several cuts, including the lovely "Iola," where he does some nice trading off with bassist Bruce Johnson. The rest of the set is fairly explosive, highlighted by "Alice in the Congo," a lengthier track that touches on other tunes like "Small World" and gives the players a bit more room to solo. The playing of both Zane Massey on saxes and Henry Scott on trumpet should not go unmentioned, as they receive the bulk of the solo spotlight and really take advantage, sending their solos into the stratosphere. In addition to his banjo playing, Reid gets a chance to burn on electric guitar on both "Gossip" and "Alice in the Congo" where the band slides into a very straight blues for a short time. Montreux Jazz Festival is a fine live document of what is arguably the strongest version of the Decoding Society.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2000
  • Label: Knitting Factory
  • UPC: 035828303125
  • Catalog Number: 3031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mother's Day (5:51)
  2. 2 Iola (7:16)
  3. 3 Gossip (7:16)
  4. 4 Zane's Fangs (11:00)
  5. 5 Alice in the Congo (14:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronald Shannon Jackson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Cymbals, Drums
Melvin Gibbs Electric Bass
Zane Massey Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Vernon Reid Banjo, Guitar, Steel Guitar
Henry Scott Trumpet
Technical Credits
Michael Dorf Executive Producer
David Pritchard Engineer
Jim Eigo Reissue Producer
Rob McCabe Remixing
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