The Future Was Yesterday
If that's not enough, John Moulder kicks in with some searing guitar chops on a few tunes, most interestingly when Wheeler blows soprano, ripping off guitar-like licks in answer to Moulder's wailing on "Journey After Hours." But on "Foreign Affair" Moulder goes to the acoustic guitar, making that foreign affair sound Spanish, flamenco-like.
A great rhythm section, a vibrant saxophonist, and some fascinating compositionsall of them Wheeler-pennedfull of unpredictable movement and odd turns. To pick a highlight out of a strong set, I'd have to go with the title tune, which is Joe Henderson-like in its fluid string of constant surprises.
An excellent set, cerebral and cooking at the same time, and when that guitar comes screaming in, kicking out the jams.
Track Listing: Inner Vision; When One Has Peace; Journey After Hours; Foreign Affair; The Political Mistral; Emily's Ballad; The Future Was Yesterday; On the Outside Looking In; French Vacations.
Personnel: Brad Wheeler--soprano and tenor saxophones; Laurence Hobgood--piano; Rob Amster--bass; Frank Parker--drums; John Moulder: guitars.
Record Label: Origin Records
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