Steve Smith & Vital Information
Come On In
"Come On In" is the 11th release from the all-star soul/jazz/funk/fusion super group Steve Smith & Vital Information. The group features the incredible line-up of guitarist Frank Gambale (Chick Corea Elektric Band), keyboardist Tom Coster (Santana), bassist Baron Browne (Jean-Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham) and drummer Steve Smith (Journey, Steps Ahead). Included in the package are extensive liner notes by renown author Bill Milkowski, who writes, "Vital Information continues to hone its 'American music' direction while staking out some adventurous new territory. With this third VI recording to showcase this line-up, the listener is invited to a veritable banquet of sounds to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. From slamming funk and syncopated second line grooves to seriously swinging, uptempo B-3 burners, South Indian Carnatic inspired jams and sizzling fuzoid romps, these seasoned veterans cover a lot of bases on "Come On In" and do it all in such convincing fashion.
|05:40||Come On In||Instrumental|
|02:06||Beneath The Surface||Instrumental|
|09:35||Around The World||Instrumental|
|08:22||A Little Something||Instrumental|
|04:08||From Naples To Heaven||Instrumental|
|Frank Gambale||Guitar, Production|
|Steve Smith||Drums, Udu, Production|
|Baron Browne||Electric Bass, Production|
|Tom Coster||Keyboards, Accordian, Production|
|Robert M. Biles||Production, Engineering, Mixing|
|Bryan Kilfoil||Photography, Design|
|Bill Milkowski||Liner Notes|
|Recorded and mixed at Neverland Studio, Marin County, CA, March 16-24, 2004.
Mastered at The Plant Mastering, Sausalito, CA, March 30, 2004.