Steve Smith & Vital Information
"Vitalive!" is a great representation of Vital Information (with Frrank Gambale on guitar) in a live setting - the power of the full band, the intimacy of various solos, duets, trios and quartets. Drummer/leader Steve Smith has the unique ability of being at home in many musical settings: marching bands, Dixieland, swing, big band, be-bop, avant-garde, R&B, rock 'n' roll, fusion, heavy metal and world beat - Smith has studied and mastered them all. However, his number one choice is his own group, Vital Information. This band has kept his interest in jazz alive, and it is into this music he has been able to use his talent and knowledge of the most diverse musical styles and rhythms.
|06:06||One Flight Up||Instrumental|
|05:39||Looks Bad, Feels Good||Instrumental|
|05:13||Jave And A Nail||Instrumental|
|07:09||(What Lies) Beyond||Instrumental|
|08:29||I Should Care||Instrumental|
|06:38||The Perfect Date||Instrumental|
|04:38||Europa (Earth Cry - Heaven's Smile)||Instrumental|
|Frank Gambale||Guitar, Voice on "Johnny Cat"|
|Steve Smith||Drums, Production, Mixing|
|Larry Grenadier||Acoustic Bass|
|Tom Coster Jr.||Additional Keyboards on "One Flight Up"|
|Wally Buck||Engineering, Mixing|
|Susan Smith||Project Coordinator, Creative Consultant|
|Lambert Spix||Cover Concept, Art Direction, Design, Painting|
|Andreas Wurfel||Cover Concept|
|Recorded at Club Nova 2, Ignacio, California, August 21, 1989.
Mixed at Neverland Studio, Marin County, California, USA.
Edited on Sonic Solution Pre Mastering System at Fantasy Studios, Berkley, CA.
Mastered at BMG Studios, NY.