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New York Rendezvous

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Fusion heroes drummer Dave Weckl, guitarist Barry Finnerty, bassist Marcus Miller, and the Brecker Brothers on one cut, help flesh out the lineup for this 1987 set of instrumental pop, jazz-rock, and light jazz tracks. Most are short with a steady backbeat, room for quick solos, and arrangements heavy on bombastic openings and frenetic conclusions. One exception to the rule is the nine-and-a-half minute "Mirage," a song with a two-trumpet/saxophone/trombone frontline, plus guest spots from Bob Baldwin on synthesizer and arrangements from guitarist Al Orlo and Baldwin. "The Three Sisters" has some solid sax work by Fred Vigdor and an interesting twin guitar/twin sax arrangement.

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