Vital Force

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
All-star lead melodic voices work more effectively on 3rd Force's latest, Vital Force, because the primary goal set by the main trio of William Aura, Craig Dobbin, and Alain Eskinasi multi-instrumentalists all is to create a playground of vibe and atmosphere upon which others strut their stuff. Once again, and to great effect, the trio relies heavily on machine-generated grooves, easing between light funk and gentle hypnotic suggestions. The melodies are chiefly carried by the likes of labelmates Craig Chaquico and Ozzie Ahlers, not to mention Rick Braun and Peter White. The stars get the label copy, but on the whole, it's the horn section of Gary Herbig and Jeff Elliot...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
All-star lead melodic voices work more effectively on 3rd Force's latest, Vital Force, because the primary goal set by the main trio of William Aura, Craig Dobbin, and Alain Eskinasi multi-instrumentalists all is to create a playground of vibe and atmosphere upon which others strut their stuff. Once again, and to great effect, the trio relies heavily on machine-generated grooves, easing between light funk and gentle hypnotic suggestions. The melodies are chiefly carried by the likes of labelmates Craig Chaquico and Ozzie Ahlers, not to mention Rick Braun and Peter White. The stars get the label copy, but on the whole, it's the horn section of Gary Herbig and Jeff Elliot that adds the most excitement to the forces underneath. They don't bill it as acid jazz, but it's as close as the smooth stuff gets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/1997
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724387759121
  • Catalog Number: 77591

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Performance Credits
3rd Force Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Group
William Aura Bass, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Vox Organ
Peter White Acoustic Guitar, Accordion
Craig Chaquico Acoustic Guitar
Ozzie Ahlers Piano
Rick Braun Flugelhorn
Gerlando Compilati Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Vibes
Craig Dobbin Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Rhythm
Jeff Elliot Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn, Muted Trumpet
Alain Eskinasi Percussion, Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Harp, Keyboards, Rhythm
Gary Herbig Flute, Horn, Oboe, Saxophone
Shahin Shahida Acoustic Guitar
Annie Hilsberg Flute
Robert Matt Organ, Keyboards
Technical Credits
William Aura Producer
3rd Force Arranger, Producer
Matt Marshall Executive Producer
Dan Selene Executive Producer
Duff Tatian Mastering
Benjamin Cziller Art Direction, Packaging
Maria Ehrenreich Production Director
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