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Atmospheres (Remastered)

Atmospheres (Remastered)

Clive Stevens and Friends

Label: ESC Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0718750375421
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Catalog number: ESC 3750
Releasedate: 10-10-14
  • “Atmospheres” is being re-released now after 40 years, first time on CD. Some of the compositions came from Clive’s original band in London called "CAPARIUS".
Saxman / keyboard player Clive Stevens from Bristol, England, was among the earliest to explore the nexus of jazzrock and electric jazz in his two 1974 albums. And both releases, “Atmospheres” and “Voyage to Uranus” have stood the test of time. “Atmospheres” was finished in one day with no rehearsals in New York City.

This was a super session of the highest level with bassist Rick Laird and drummer Billy Cobham’s only recording together outside John Mclaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The world class guitarists Steve Khan and John Abercrombiefeeding off of each others’ incredible talent, Ralph Towner on electric piano/ring modulator in awesome form and Harry Wilkinson added later on percussion. 

The raw power of the session was electric, beyond belief. So don't expect to hear something mellow, this is dark, sometimes scary music for those late nights. Still compelling after all these year, something like a blast from the past.