Originally released in 1987, "Assembler", by guitarist Bill Connors, is one of the most well-rounded and smoking fusion albums ever produced. The CD features a trio of musicians (Connors, drummer Kim Plainfield and bassist Tom Kennedy) who know what fusion is all about. Reviewer Bill Milkowski explains, ""Assembler" places Connors' flowing, passionate lines in the context of slippery, interactive funk grooves laid down by drummer Plainfield, a master of slick time displacement, and the accomplished 6-string electric bassist Tom Kennedy. The three reach a special accord on originals like the aptly-named "Crunchy", the slamming vamp "Get It To Go" and the soulful, slow moving funk vehicle, "Tell It To The Bass", delivering with hard-hitting rock intensity while navigating the challenging harmonic waters of Connors' compositions. Bill Connors is in rare and ripping form on "Assembler"."
|05:10||Get It To Go||Instrumental|
|07:02||Tell It To The Boss||Instrumental|
|05:39||It Be FM||Instrumental|
|Bill Connors||Guitar, Production|
|Tom Kennedy||Electric Bass|
|Doug Epstein||Production, Engineering|
|Jerry Gordon||Reissue Production|
|Doug Lichterman||Executive Production|
|Jeff Lippay||Engineering Assistance|
|Mike Kowiak||Engineering Assistance|
|George Rothacker||Cover Design|
|Bill Milkowski||Liner Notes|
|Recorded and mixed at R.P.M. Studios in New York City, June, 1987.
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