01. Lost Angeles
02. Dance Of Bahia
04. Inside Out
05. No Doubt
07. Wish I'd Said That
08. Catch As Catch Can
Thom Teresi (keyboards, synthesizers)
Jimbo Ross (viola, electric viola) [formerly with Don Ellis Orchestra, The Band]
Joe Gaeta (guitar) [formerly with Shawn Phillips, Sally Kellerman]
Tom Fowler (bass) [formerly with Frank Zappa, George Duke,Jean Luc-Ponty]
David Crigger (drums) [formerly with Don Ellis, Brian Auger, Passport]
Mike Fisher (percussion) [formerly with Gino Vannelli]
Another long-ago discovery of 'the mighty osurec' resurrected from utter oblivion for a short spell or spin until oblivion again swallows it up again like one of those stupid 'twitter feeds' that has 'gone viral'. I realize I've been slack in the past summer months but of course, swimming and entertaining the children off from school have taken their expensive temporal toll. Despite this I am pretty confident there are many more treasures out there for us to force oblivion to regurgitate for our brief listening enjoyment. For those who are cursed with those wild animals popularly referred to as 'young children' will well understand the difficulties inherent in living with these unusually persistent entities who drain out one's energy like an energizer bunny with a cheap battery. For those not familiar with this peculiar meta-zoo-like existence, consider listening all day to a five-year-old playing dog barks and ducks honks on a cheap casio digital keyboard given as a christmas gift, without respite, for a succession of three to four hours. It may be that such a universal exposure would be all that were sufficient for stopping the world population growth still proceeding exponentially.
This music is as lovely as it is lost, with inventive violin-based melodies vibrating over a jazz group playing a variety of fusion-centred compositions. I think maybe the reissue if there ever is one other than in one's dreams should be entitled 'Angeles - Lost Affirmation'...
Early-80's US Jazz-Fusion band led by keyboardist Thom Teresi.The rest of the band included Jimbo Ross on electric viola, Joe Gaeta on guitar, Tom Fowler on bass (ex-Frank Zappa and Jean-Luc Ponty), David Crigger on drums (ex-Brian Auger and Passport) and percussionist Mike Fisher.Their debut ''Lost Angeles'' was originally released on the Inner City label,re-released in 2001 on CD format by Teresi's Rhombus records.
The album is much or less a case of Teresi and Ross with little contribution from the rest of the members actually.Mid-length tracks,characterized by energy,fast tempos and a good production.Teresi shines with his keyboard work,from jazzy electric pianos to groovy clavinet to spacey synth introductions.Ross on the other hand performs some nice and blistering solos along with tons of powerful drives.The fast tempos of the tracks help to deliver a very rich and dynamic sound overall.Of course there are some black holes also like the few dull,fairly commercial moments in here,close to other Fusion bands of the time like UZEB, and the fact the album seems like a battle between keys and violas doesn't help either.Still the offering of the band is decent enough to overcome these disadvantages.