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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mike Stern's debut as a leader mostly features the high-powered guitarist heading a sextet also including tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, keyboardist Mitch Forman, bassist Mark Egan, drummer Dave Weckl and percussionist Dr. Gibbs. Altoist David Sanborn makes a guest appearance on "Goodbye Again," while "Mood Swings" features the quartet of Stern, Berg, electric bassist Jaco Pastorius with whom Stern had worked in the Word of Mouth Orchestra and drummer Steve Jordan. The guitarist wrote or co-wrote all six selections, which generally have viable chord changes. The playing mostly fits into the genre of funky fusion, with Stern's passionate ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mike Stern's debut as a leader mostly features the high-powered guitarist heading a sextet also including tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, keyboardist Mitch Forman, bassist Mark Egan, drummer Dave Weckl and percussionist Dr. Gibbs. Altoist David Sanborn makes a guest appearance on "Goodbye Again," while "Mood Swings" features the quartet of Stern, Berg, electric bassist Jaco Pastorius with whom Stern had worked in the Word of Mouth Orchestra and drummer Steve Jordan. The guitarist wrote or co-wrote all six selections, which generally have viable chord changes. The playing mostly fits into the genre of funky fusion, with Stern's passionate guitar heard throughout in fine form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • UPC: 664140165625
  • Catalog Number: 1656
  • Sales rank: 55,188

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Upside Downside (5:42)
  2. 2 Little Shoes (5:33)
  3. 3 Goodbye Again (6:37)
  4. 4 Mood Swings (6:05)
  5. 5 After You (5:28)
  6. 6 Scuffle (6:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Stern Primary Artist, Guitar
Mark Egan Bass
Bob Berg Tenor Saxophone
Jaco Pastorius Bass
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Jeff Andrews Bass
Dr. Gibbs Percussion
Mitchel Forman Synthesizer, Piano
Dave Weckl Drums
Al Forman Synthesizer, Piano
Steve Jordan Drums
Technical Credits
Hiram Bullock Producer
Mike Stern Arranger, Composer
Doug Epstein Engineer
John Snyder Producer, Executive Producer
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