Steve Smith presents an electrifying collection of some of his favorite trackstaken from the 14 albums that he played on and produced for the Tone Center label. This collection features incendiary playing from a diverse cast of stellar musicians: Scott Henderson, Victor Wooten, Frank Gambale, Stu Hamm, Larry Coryell, Tom Coster, Jerry Goodman, Howard Levy, Oteil Burbridge, Steve Marcus, Andy Fusco, Anthony Jackson, Kai Eckhardt, Baron Browne, Mark Soskin, Aydin Esen and David Liebman.
The level of intuitive musical interplay and synergy created by the Citriniti brothers is a powerful force that inspires awe from fellow musicians.Joined by Italian session veteran Fabrizio Leo this record is brimming with important performances, both by the ensemble and by each individual musician's jaw-dropping solos."Between The Music And Latitude" is an incredible set of intricate compositions, built on tight interplay between the three musicians.This is one CD that progressive rock and fusion fans will be hailing for many years to come.
Frank Gambale ( Chic Corea ), Stuart Hamm ( Joe Satriani,Steve Vai) Steve Smith ( Journey, Vital Information) have a phenomenal synergy which picks up where their first recording left off and goes light years beyond. With a renewed emphasis on composition and a "go for broke" approach to improvising, this trio has really matured into a powerhouse unit.
"Show 'Em Where You Live" is the third in a series of recordings documenting the "new" direction of Vital Information. In their 1998 recording "Where We Come From," the band returned to the roots of U.S. Music reinventing their concept around the sound of the Hammond-B3 Organ with the rhythmic underpinnings of the organic soul/funk grooves of the 60s and 70s. "Show 'Em Where You Live" is the fruit of that labor with music that reaches into the richness of the history of U.S. Music and make a timeless statement about where U.S. Music is today.
Kenny Gradney and Richie Hayward (Little Feat) join forces with guitarist Jimmy Herring (The Dead, The Other Ones, Widespread Panic, Jazz Is Dead, Project Z, Allman Brothers and Aquarium Rescue Unit) Keyboardist T. Lavitz (Jazz Is Dead, Widespread Panic, The Dregs,) for a super jam, loaded with tight funky grooves and sophisticated musical interplay.