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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blood Sweat & Tears - Dallas 1973

Here's a short set from a later edition of Blood Sweat & Tears. Later of course refers to after the band ousted its mastermind and lead singer Al Kooper, who was present for only one album, the fantastic Child Is Father to the Man.

Here's the current band's website - seems Steve Katz has been touring with them again, but otherwise, this has been a completely new band for quite a while...

In 1973, the band still featured longtime members like Lew Soloff, Jim Fielder and Bobby Colomby, and with Lou Marini (who replaced short-time member Joe Henderson), Tom Malone, Dave Bargeron and Larry Willis, it took a more jazz-rock oriented direction. The album by this edition was titled No Sweat and has been reissued on CD by Wounded Bird. Some more here about this 1973 edition of BS&T.

I still prefer the first albu, but this is a fine little glimpse at a nice band, highlights including a lengthy excursion on Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage", and dig that tuba solo at the end!

Blood Sweat & Tears
Dallas, Texas (USA)

Jerry Fisher - vocals
Lew Soloff - trumpet
Tom Malone - trumpet
Dave Bargeron - trombone & tuba
Lou Marini - woodwinds
Larry Willis - keyboards
Georg Wadenius - guitar
Jim Fielder - bass
Bobby Colomby - drums

1. Introduction (0:45)
2. I Can't Move No Mountains (4:32)
3. Snow Queen (4:43)
4. Maiden Voyage (11:53)
5. And When I Die (2:24)
6. Tuba solo > And When I Die (Reprise) (4:40)

TT: 29:00

Sound: A-
Source: King Biscuit Flower Hour Broadcast
Lineage: Original silver cd/flac/you


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

nick said...

thanks for this, ubu. Never been much of a BST fan, but I always forget that Larry Willis played with them, and I won't pass up any version of Maiden Voyage, so what the hell? Are there ANY live recordings of Joe Henderson with the group?

ubu said...

I don't know - but if anyone has any, please step up and share them!