by Matt Balitsaris & Loose Shoes


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Boomtown is a set of jazz and exotica fusion by Matt Balitsaris & Loose Shoes. Balitsaris combines contemporary electronic and eclectic equipment with ethnic acoustic instruments to create funky sounds that have been done thousands of times before. However, he does it very well, and that is the saving grace of this disc. It is excellent modern jazz in the tradition of Weather Report and Return to Forever. Balitsaris is no Chick Corea or Joe Zawinul, but he is damn good.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/1995
Label: Palmetto Records
UPC: 0753957200428
catalogNumber: 2004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Matt Balitsaris & Loose Shoes   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Matt Balitsaris   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,Slide Guitar,Udu,Jun-Jun
Lili Añel   Vocals
Jeff Berman   Dumbek,Keyboards,Vibes,MIDI Vibes
Peter Abbott   Drums
Paul Adamy   Bass
Paul Bernhardt   Vocals
Mino Cinelu   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Timbales,Vocals,Djembe,Shaker,cowbell,Wood Block,Udu
Steve Finkelstein   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Tambourine,Timbales,Bells,Shekere,Finger Snapping
Willie Martinex   Timbales
Willie Martinez   Timbales

Technical Credits

Matt Balitsaris   Producer
Dave Alvin   Composer
Scott Ansell   Engineer
Greg Wittrock   Cover Art
E. Smith   Composer

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