An incredible session from the legendary Tribe Records scene – an equal effort from leader Doug Hammond
and keyboardist David Durrah
, who contributes some groundbreaking Fender Rhodes and moog work to the set! Hammond
handles drums plus a bit of vocals and synthesizer on the session – working alongside Durrah
in a groove that mixes electric and acoustic instrumentation into a totally righteous sound with lots of heavy Afro Jazz leanings. A number of tracks feature great vocals from Hammond
– righteous, and with a beautifully soulful message-oriented approach – and a few other tracks, such as the classic "Space I" and "Space II", feature a sparer all-electric sound. The whole thing's wonderful – skittishly rhythmic, warmly flowing, and righteously beautiful. Titles include "Sea Of Nurnen", "Fidalgo Detour", "Reflections", "Space II", and "For Real".
(Newly remastered, with lacquers by Bernie Grundman – and complete with a bonus booklet of notes!)