Recorded live at The Osaka Festival Hall, March 16, 1980 as part of the The Memorial Festival Of ABC (Asahi) TV's 30th Anniversary. “GRP All-Stars Live In Japan” offers all the excitement of a rare Dave Grusin stage performance. The event was part of a successful tour through Japan, and also taped for television among festivities celebrating the 30th anniversary of Asahi (ABC) Television. This tour, showcasing the talents of new GRP signings Dave Valentin, Tom Browne and Bobby Broom, had been on Dave Grusin's agenda for some years before it materialized in 1980. Now all the elements came into place, and added to the mix of the New-York based band were the tasty bass of Marcus Miller and keyboard talents of old Japan hand, Don Grusin.
This CD contains selections from a triumphant Japanese tour which saw three-fourths of the original lineup augmented by such guest stars as guitarists Barry Finnerty and Roland Bautista, percussionist Rafael Cruz, and bassist Alphonso Johnson. But the interaction and contributions of Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, and Stix Hooper make this memorable, plus the fact that this is the first time the complete concert has ever been available on a domestic release. It's really a "greatest-hits live" CD, with such familiar numbers as "Spiral," "Rainbow Seeker," "So Far Away" and "Put It Where You Want It" part of the menu. While not in the class of such classic releases as 1, Scratch, or Second Crusade, this is still a welcome addition to the legacy of a sorely underrated group.
Recorded live at The Osaka Festival Hall, March 16, 1980 as part of the The Memorial Festival Of ABC (Asahi) TV's 30th Anniversary. “GRP All-Stars Live In Japan” offers all the excitement of a rare Dave Grusin stage performance.
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